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Governor's Council on Climate Change
Working Groups

Working and Natural Lands

DEEP Contact: Rick Jacobson, , 860-424-3482

  • Agriculture/Soils Sub-Group    Bryan Hurlburt, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Chair
    February 13, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes

Equity and Environmental Justice

Lee Cruz, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Co-Chair

Marianne Engelman-Lado, Yale University, Co-Chair

DEEP Contact: Edith Pestana,, 860-424-3044

February 25, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes

Financing Adaptation and Resilience

David Lehman, Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development, Co-Chair

Andrew Mais, Commissioner, Department of Insurance, Co-Chair

Rebecca French, Department of Housing, Co-Chair

Bryan Garcia, CT Green Bank, Co-Chair

DEEP Contact: James Albis,, 860-424-3136

February 25, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes | Slides  | Market Information on C-PACE  |  What is C-PACE?  |  How does C-PACE work?  | Example Project
April 1, 2020:  Agenda  |  Minutes

Adaptation Planning and Implementation

Matt Fulda, Metro COG, Co-Chair

Transportation Co-Lead and Land Use and Buildings Co-Lead

George Kral, Guilford Town Planner, Co-Chair

Land Use and Buildings Co-Lead

Heather Aaron, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Health

Public Health and Safety Lead

Marissa Gillett, Chairman, PURA

Utility Infrastructure Lead

Robert Bell, Department of Transportation

Transportation Co-Lead

DEEP Contact: Brian Thompson,, 860-424-3650

March 5, 2020:   Agenda | Minutes  |  Slides |  2011 Climate Preparedness Recommendations for Adaptation 
Public Health & Safety Sub-Group Meeting, April 8, 2020:  Call-in Info

Science and Technology

James O'Donnell, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, UConn, Co-Chair

Susan Masino, Trinity College, Co-Chair

DEEP Contact: Mary-beth Hart,, 860-424-3621

March 25, 2020:  Call-in Info |  Agenda  |  Minutes 

Progress on Mitigation Strategies

Marissa Gillett, Chairman, PURA, Co-Chair

Brenda Watson, Operation Fuel, Co-Chair

John Humphries, CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, Co-Chair

Charles Rothenberger, CT Fund for the Environment, Co-Chair

DEEP Contact: Michael Li,, 860-827-2802

February 28, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes  | Slides
Cross Sector Team Meeting, March 11, 2020:  Call-in Info  
Transportation Sector Team Meeting, March 12, 2020:  Call-in Info
Buildings Sector Team Meeting, March 19, 2020:  Call-in Info
Electricity Sector Team Meeting, March 24, 2020:  Call-in Info 
Cross Sector and Non-energy Sector Meeting, March 25, 2020:  Call-in Info 
March 26, 2020:  Call-in Info | Minutes
Buildings Sector Meeting, April 2, 2020:  Call-in Info   
Cross Sector and Non-energy Sector Meeting, April 8, 2020:  Call-in Info 
Buildings Sector Meeting, April 9, 2020:  Call-in Info  

Assessing Vulnerabilities in State Assets and Operations

Josh Geballe, Commissioner, Department of Administrative Services, Co-Chair

Kim Lesay, Department of Transportation, Co-Chair

DEEP Contact: Mary-beth Hart,, 860-424-3621


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Content last updated April 8, 2020