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Climate Action Plan: Maine's Climate Council Drafts Strategies to Address Climate Change


Maine state leaders have developed a four-year action plan for addressing climate change, and they're now seeking public input on it. We’ll learn how the plan aims to address: greenhouse gas reduction; renewable energy goals; fostering innovation and new industries; and building community resilient in the face of a changing climate. We'll also discuss the pandemic's impacts on these elements.


Hannah Pingree, director, Maine Office of Policy Innovation & Future; co-chair, Maine Climate Council

Jerry Reid, commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection; co-chair, Maine Climate Council

Ivan Fernandez, Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Forest Resources, University of Maine; one of two scientists on the Climate Council

Joyce Taylor (call-in), chief engineer, Maine Department of Transportation

Kathleen Meil (call-in), director of policy & partnerships, Maine Conservation Voters


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.