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NC Climate Change Council to Meet Oct. 1

Gov. Roy Cooper signs Executive Order 80 in October 2018, as Jerry Williams, left, project manager for Environmental Sustainability at SAS, and Environmental Secretary Michael Regan applaud during an the event in Cary. Photo: NCDEQ

The North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m.to noon Oct. 1 by webinar to discuss the State’s Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan.

Access the meeting online. Event number is 171 011 9841 and the password is ICCC. To listen to the meeting by phone, call 1-415-655-0003. The access code is 171 011 9841. The draft agenda is available now.

There will be an opportunity for individuals and organizations to provide input to cabinet agency representatives on the implementation of climate change and clean energy initiatives. Comments will be limited to two minutes and speakers are asked to sign up online by 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

The Interagency Council was established by Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order No. 80 and directed cabinet agencies to coordinate their efforts to address climate change and transition to a clean energy economy. Council members include representatives from the following state departments: state departments of Environmental Quality, Transportation, Commerce, Public Safety, Health and Human Services, Natural and Cultural Resources, Military and Veterans Affairs, Revenue and Information Technology.

More information on the Interagency Council and the upcoming meeting can be found at deq.nc.gov/climate-council.

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