Maryland Commission on Climate Change to Host “Commission Talk: The Climate Solutions Now Act”

BALTIMORE (June 16, 2022) – The Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) will host a virtual Commission Talk regarding The Climate Solutions Now Act (CSNA). CSNA passed during the 2022 Maryland legislative session by the Maryland General Assembly and became effective on June 1, 2022. CSNA is the most ambitious near-term greenhouse gas target of any U.S. state. The law requires a doubling of Maryland’s historic emission reduction rate (from 2006 level) – 60% by 2031 and net-zero emissions by 2045, which matches the long-term targets set by California and Virginia.

WHO: Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Moderator and Commission Chair: Dr. Suzanne Dorsey, Maryland Department of the Environment Deputy Secretary

Commission Co-Chair and Mitigation Working Group Co-Chair: Kim Coble, Executive Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Commission member: Paul G. Pinsky, Maryland State Senator and Sponsor of CSNA

Mitigation Working Group Co-Chair:  Michael Powell, Member, Gordon Feinblatt, LLC

Facilitator and MCCC’s Education, Communications & Outreach Working Group Co-Chair: Amy Lambert, Director of Communications, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.


  • Introductions and Maryland Status- Dr. Suzanne Dorsey

  • Overview of The Maryland Commission on Climate Change- Kim Coble

  • Summary of CSNA- Senator Pinsky

  • Details on next steps to implement the Act- Michael Powell

  • Questions & Discussion

WHAT: Commission Talk on CSNA

WHEN: June 23, 2022, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Virtual, Register Here:

About the MCCC: The Commission is charged with advising the governor and General Assembly on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change while maintaining and strengthening Maryland’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan.