FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Council on Climate Solutions has scheduled its April meeting, which will be held online. The council will advise the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Office of Climate and Energy in the development of an effective and equitable strategy to achieve economywide carbon neutrality by 2050.
- When: 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. (The Council is scheduled to meet the fourth Tuesday of every month through December.)
- How to join: Meeting link and phone number are posted to Michigan.gov/Climate.
- Of note: Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Kimber Frantz ([email protected]or 517-284-5035) prior to the event to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation and/or other assistance.
- Background: Fourteen state residents appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and representatives of several state departments make up the Council, with EGLE Director Liesl Clark as chair. The Council will advise EGLE in forming the MI Healthy Climate Plan, the governor’s action plan to protect public health, create clean energy jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward statewide carbon neutrality.
Public participation in planning process: Email topical comments to the council or its five workgroups:
- Council on Climate Solutions: [email protected].
- Buildings and Housing Workgroup: [email protected]
- Energy Intensive Industries Workgroup: [email protected]
- Energy Production, Transmission, Distribution, and Storage Workgroup: [email protected]
- Natural Working Lands and Forest Products Workgroup: [email protected]
- Transportation and Mobility Workgroup: [email protected]
Tuesday’s meeting is being held in accordance with state recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide input on the development of the MI Health Climate Plan at an online public listening session 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5. Register for the session at Michigan.gov/Climate. At registration, there is an option to indicate whether you would like to make a comment.
If you do not register in advance but would like to attend and make a comment, send an email to [email protected] with "Public Comment Request" and your name in the subject line. Those who send an email request will be called on to speak first. All listening session attendees will have an opportunity to make a comment. Speakers will be allowed three minutes each.
The listening session will begin with an overview of the governor’s Executive Order 2020-182 that established the Council on Climate Solutions as well as an explanation of how the council is structured and its role in developing the MI Healthy Climate Plan.