The Governor's Council on Climate Change (GC3) has gathered 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 have gathered diverse participants at different points in the process. For the first two rounds, the primary/central location was in Hartford, with participants at the satellite locations viewing the presentation(s) via video link and then engaging in facilitated dialogue at the local level. The third round involved a multi-site videoconference, with panelists and participants at three different locations.
The CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs helped 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. About 90 people participated in an interactive videoconference involving panelists and small group dialogue at three sites.
Photos from Round 1 in May 2016
Stakeholder events sponsored by: