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Governor’s Council on Climate Change to Hold Public Input Meeting at Eastern

Published on July 22, 2016

Governor’s Council on Climate Change to Hold Public Input Meeting at Eastern

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change is holding meetings around the state on July 26 to update the public on the status of Connecticut’s climate change planning efforts and to solicit input on policy scenarios needed to achieve the state’s ambitious climate change goals.
A central stakeholder event will be held in Hartford, with presentations streamed to 10 satellite locations, including Willimantic. The Willimantic session takes place from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library at Eastern Connecticut State University. Other satellite events will be held in Bridgeport, Goshen, Groton, Killingly/Dayville, Middletown, New Haven, Norwalk and Waterbury.

Governor Malloy established the GC3 through executive order to establish interim targets and make recommendations to achieve the state’s climate change goals. Connecticut’s long-term target is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050.
Nearly 200 people participated in the first round of stakeholder meetings held on May 5. Those participating in the July 26 stakeholder meetings will have an opportunity to learn about the initial results of greenhouse gas emissions modeling scenarios and engage in discussions about some of the policy implications of the initial results.

The event is free and refreshments will be served. Participants are asked to register in advance. To register and to learn more, visit or contact John Humphries at or (860) 216-7972. For more information, visit

Written by Ed Osborn

Categories: Sustainable Energy