During 2016, the Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) is gathering input from stakeholders across the state, as part of its charge to develop a strategy/plan to meet the state's mandated goal of an 80% reduction in GHG emissions below 2001 levels by the year 2050.
Three rounds of stakeholder events (May, July and Fall 2016) will engage stakeholders at different points in the process. The primary/central location will be in Hartford, with satellite locations around the state. Participants at the satellite locations will view the presentation(s) via video link and then engage in facilitated dialogue at the local level.
The CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is helping to coordinate logistics for these gatherings.
May 5, 2016 - Round 1
On May 5th, participants in the first round of events had the opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the technologies and measures that will be modeled in the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). LEAP the software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment that will help us understand the GHG reduction potential of various measures and technologies (and combinations thereof).
With 7 sites across the state, more than 175 people participated in the dialogue, providing input into this first phase of the process.
- Participant agenda
- Presentation Slides: GC3 Overview and NESCAUM's modeling process
- Handout re Technologies & Measures
- Video recording of the presentations, Q&A and wrap-up
- See photos below
- Download the compiled dialogue notes & submitted questions
We are very grateful for the partnerships with local Councils of Governments and host sites (Hartford Public Library, Eastern CT State University, Housatonic Community College, Middlesex Community College, Yale University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Norwalk Community College).
July 26, 2016 - Round 2
In July, more than 225 people (at 10 sites across the state) participated in the second round of dialogue, addressing four broad policy questions arising from the initial modeling results.
- Participant agenda
- Presentation slides (more extensive version presented to ADM working group)
- Dialogue questions
- Download the dialogue notes (incl. Executive Summary and compilation of responses)
May 17, 2017 - Round 3
A third round of stakeholder dialogue focused on ways to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. (Report and background materials coming soon!)
Photos from Round 1 in May 2016
Stakeholder events sponsored by: