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Council on Climate Solutions
Council on Climate Solutions
The Council on Climate Solutions was created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2020-182 as an advisory body in the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
The Council on Climate Solutions will act in an advisory capacity to the governor and the department's Office of Climate and Energy in formulating and overseeing the implementation of the MI Healthy Climate Plan, which will serve as the action plan for this state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition toward economywide carbon neutrality. This work must include, but is not limited to:
- Identifying and recommending opportunities for the development and effective implementation of emissions-reduction strategies.
- Identifying solutions to resolve impact disparities across Michigan and recommending targeted solutions for communities disproportionately impacted by the changing climate.
A meeting of the Council on Climate Solutions will be held both online via Microsoft Teams and in person on August 22, 2023, at Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, Mich., 48933, beginning at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. No public comments scheduled for this meeting.
Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at a meeting should contact Kimber Frantz at 517-275-0829 in advance of a meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance.
The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Please send your comments regarding the work of the Council on Climate Solutions to:
Comments submitted via the above email address will be shared with all Council members. Comments submitted will become part of the public record and subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Five advisory workgroups have been formed to assist the Council in performing its duties and responsibilities. Each workgroup is comprised of two co-chairs and multiple members with varying backgrounds, including members of the public.
Council on Climate Solutions meetings in 2023 are currently scheduled as hybrid meetings (with in-person and online options) until further notice. The online portion of the meetings are held via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to be a member of an organization or have a Teams account to join a Teams meeting. Meetings are available to the public for participation via online/phone.
Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at a meeting should contact Kimber Frantz at 517-275-0829 two weeks in advance of a meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, and/or other assistance. The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities, and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.
*Approved at November 29, 2022, council on Climate Solutions meeting.*
Presentations and other materials
Name Title or Role Phillip D. Roos Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Brad Wieferich Director, Michigan Department of Transportation W. Frank Beaver Director, Natural Resources Department for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Susan Corbin Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Kerry Duggan Founder and principal of SustainabiliD
Shannon Lott Acting Director, Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Rachel Eubanks Michigan State Treasurer James (Jim) Harrison Director of Renewable Energy, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO Elizabeth Hertel Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Brandon Hofmeister Senior Vice President of Governmental, Regulatory, and Public Affairs, Consumers Energy Marnese Jackson Co-Director of Fresh Energy – Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition Kevin Kolevar Vice President, Global Public Policy & Government Affairs, Dow Chemical Company Tim Boring, Ph.D. Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Phyllis D. Meadows Senior Fellow - Detroit, The Kresge Foundation Quentin L. Messer, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Jonathan (Peck) Overpeck, Ph.D. Samuel A. Graham Dean and Williams B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Tanya Paslawski Founder, Elevated Engagement Dan Scripps Chair, Michigan Public Service Commission Derrell Slaughter Michigan Clean Energy Advocate for the Natural Resource Defense Council; Ingham County Commissioner Samuel Stolper, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Ronald Voglewede Founder, Sustainnovation LLC Cynthia Williams Global Director of Sustainability, Homologation, and Compliance, Ford Motor Company Lana Pollack