The web Browser you are currently using is unsupported, and some features of this site may not work as intended. Please update to a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge to experience all features Michigan.gov has to offer.
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 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 Sept. 27, 2022, at Constitution Hall, 525 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, Mich., 48933, beginning at 1 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 517-284-5035 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.
In compliance with current state measures designed to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in accordance with the Council's Governance Procedures, as amended, Council on Climate Solutions meetings will be scheduled as virtual meetings held via Microsoft Teams until further notice. 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 517-284-5035 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 Feb. 25, 2021, Council on Climate Solutions meeting.*
*Amended to reflect extended meeting length from 3-5 p.m. beginning July 27, 2021.*
*Amended to reflect special meetings of the Council scheduled on Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, 2021.*
Presentations and other materials
Name Title or Role Liesl Eichler Clark Director, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)
Council on Climate Solutions Chair
Paul Adjegba 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
Dan Eichinger 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 Gary McDowell Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) 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 Director of Strategic Initiatives, Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council; Senior Consultant, 5 Lakes Energy Phillip (Phil) Roos Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes GrowthWorks, LLC Dan Scripps Chair, Michigan Public Service Commission Derrell Slaughter Michigan Clean Energy Advocate for the Natural Resource Defense Council; Ingham County Commissioner Samuel Stopher, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Ronald Voglewede Chief Sustainability Officer and Director of Global Sustainability, Whirlpool Corporation Cynthia Williams Global Director of Sustainability, Homologation, and Compliance, Ford Motor Company