Climate Action New England: The Road to COP26

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Maine Governor Janet Mills provided keynote remarks at Climate Action New England: The Road to COP26 event. Hosted by the British Consulate-General of Boston, Greentown Labs, and the Consulate General of Italy in Boston, Governors Baker and Mills highlighted climate leadership in their respective states and policies championed that are accelerating an equitable, clean energy transition.

Just days after signing into law comprehensive climate legislation that commits Massachusetts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, Governor Baker extolled the Commonwealth’s leadership around offshore wind development, the Transportation and Climate Initiative, and the Municipal Vulnerabilities Protection (MVP) program. “Globally to locally, from Paris Climate Accords to our MVP program, Massachusetts is committed on all levels to fight climate change,” said Governor Baker.

Following the release of Maine’s first “Lead by Example” report, which outlined strategies for state agencies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Mills articulated how Maine will achieve its statutory target of a 45 percent reduction of emissions by 2030. Governor Mills lauded Maine’s national leadership on modernized heating and cooling systems, green construction products, and offshore wind technologies.


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