WestCOG Partners with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change

WestCOG is pleased to partner with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) in coordinating a series of stakeholder engagement events this year.  This first stakeholder meeting provides the opportunity to learn about and offer feedback on the technologies and measures that will be modeled in the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP). This widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment will help us understand the GHG reduction potential of various measures and technologies (and combinations thereof).

When:

Thursday, May 5th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where:

Primary/central location will be in Hartford, broadcasting to six satellite locations around the state (Bridgeport, Middletown, New Haven, Norwalk, Willimantic and Waterbury). The Norwalk location is provided below.

Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Avenue Norwalk, CT 06854
West Campus, Center for Information Technology, Rm W126

http://norwalk.edu/about/directions.asp

Register Online:

bit.ly/GC3_May5

Background Information:

The GC3 was established by executive order in April 2015 and charged with developing a strategy/plan to meet the state’s mandated goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2001 levels by the year 2050.

Since the state’s climate action strategy will address everything from transportation policies to energy production and storage, it will have an impact on towns across the state, and we encourage you to have at least one town official participate in the stakeholder process. We also ask that you share this information with other local groups who may have an interest in this concern.

We anticipate three rounds of stakeholder events (May, July and October) to engage stakeholders at different points in the process. Participants at the satellite locations will view the presentation(s) via video link and then engage in facilitated dialogue at the local level. There may be additional locations in July and October.

Attached are a flyer for the event and information for all of the satellite locations.

Contact:

GC3 member John Humphries
john.humphries1664@gmail.com
860-216-7972

 

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