GC3 Public Forums

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) is holding a series of virtual public forums in which working groups for the GC3 will present their draft reports and seek input from the public on recommendations to keep Connecticut on track to meet its goal of a 45 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and how to adapt and become resilient to the impacts of climate change. Detailed agendas for each forum can be found below. Each event will include overview presentations followed by breakout sessions for in-depth discussions on each working group’s findings and recommendations. Public forums will take place on the Zoom platform, and the overview presentations will be recorded for viewing at a later date. Minutes will be taken on each of the breakout session discussions. The working groups reports will be posted reports for public review, and feedback will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 21. Written feedback on working group reports can be emailed to deep.climatechange@ct.gov.    


Public Forums Schedule (Click Links to Register)

Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Climate Change in Connecticut: Kickoff Meeting Sept. 23, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Progress on Mitigation Strategies Public Forum

Sept. 29, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Working and Natural Lands Public Forum 

Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Science & Technology and Infrastructure & Land Use Adaptation Public Forum                    

Oct. 7, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Public Health & Safety Adaptation and Financing & Funding Resilience and Adaptation Public Forum     

Oct. 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Equity and Environmental Justice Public Forum

Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Public Review Period Wrap-up Meeting

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Agendas and Minutes for Public Forums on GC3 Working Group Reports during Public Review Period 

Public Review Period Kickoff Meeting:  Climate Change in Connecticut

September 21, 2020:  Agenda  |  Zoom Meeting Recording  |  Slides  |   NASA's Earth Minute: Sea Level Rise  |  NASA's Earth Minute: Gas Problem  | Connecticut's Climate for 2050 - UConn | Minutes

Progress on Mitigation Strategies

September 23, 2020:  Agenda  |  Zoom Meeting Recording  |  Minutes  |  Notes - Buildings Break Out Session  | Notes - Transportation Break Out Session | Notes - Electricity Break Out Session |  Notes - Cross Sector & Non-Energy Break Out Session |  Slides | Transportation Break Out Slides

Working and Natural Lands

September 29, 2020:  Agenda  |  Zoom Meeting Recording  |  Minutes | Notes - Agriculture & Soils Break Out Session  |  Notes - Rivers Break Out Session |  Notes - Forests Break Out Session  |  Slides |  Notes - Wetlands Break Out Session

Science and Technology & Infrastructure & Land Use

October 5, 2020:  Agenda |  Minutes | Zoom Meeting RecordingSlides - Infrastructure & Land Use |  Slides - Science & Technology | Notes - Utility Infrastructure Break Out Session |  Notes - Land Use & Buildings Break Out Session |  Notes - Science & Technology Break Out Session |  Notes - Transportation Break Out Session

Public Health and Safety (PHS) & Financing and Funding Adaptation and Resilience

October 7, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes | Zoom Meeting Recording | Slides - Public Health and Safety |  Slides - Financing & Funding Adaptation & Resilience | Notes - Financing & Funding Adaptation & Resilience Break Out Session  |  PHS Notes - Extreme Events / Water-borne Illnesses Break Out Session | PHS Notes - Extreme Heat / Air Quality Break Out Session |  PHS Notes - Mental Health and Well-being / Nutrition, Food Security & Food Safety Break Out Session |  PHS Slides - Extreme Events / Water-borne Illnesses Break Out Session

Equity and Environmental Justice

October 13, 2020:  Agenda | Minutes | Zoom Meeting Recording | Slides | Notes - Mapping Tool Subcommittee Break Out Session |  Notes - Mitigation Subcommittee Break Out Session | Notes - Public Participation Subcommittee Break Out Session | Notes - Equity, Environmental Justice & Adaptation Subcommittee Break Out Session

Public Review Period Wrap-up Meeting

October 19, 2020:  Agenda | Zoom Meeting Recording | Slides | Minutes

The working group reports are posted for public review here.

Download the public notice here.


General information on the state’s climate change objectives and programs is available on DEEP’s website at: www.ct.gov/deep/climatechange. Inquiries may be directed to deep.climatechange@ct.gov.

All Public Forums are virtual and will take place on the Zoom platform. Please contact Joanne Driver at Joanne.Driver@ct.gov or call (860) 418-5910 if you need a communication aid or service; need information in another language; or if you wish to file an ADA or Title VI discrimination complaint. Any person needing a hearing accommodation may call the State of CT relay number - 711.


Content Last Updated October 29, 2020