Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission

Composition of the Commission
The Governor's Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission membership will be appointed by the Governor and chaired by the Secretaries of Natural Resources and Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Membership shall also include the following individuals or their designee:

  • Secretary of Transportation;
  • Secretary of Commerce and Trade;
  • Representative(s) of the General Assembly;
  • Representative(s) from the military;
  • Representative(s) from local governments;
  • Scientific experts; and,
  • Representative(s) from agriculture/forestry, environmental organizations, and affected industries.

The Governor may appoint any other member(s) deemed necessary to carry out the assigned functions of the Commission and the members shall serve at his pleasure.

Staff support for the Commission will be provided by the Offices of the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Office of the Governor, and other agencies as may be designated by the Governor. The estimated direct cost of the Commission is $5,000. All executive branch agencies shall cooperate fully with the Commission and provide any assistance necessary, upon request of the Commission or its staff.

Duties of the Commission
The Commission is charged with conducting an assessment of the recommendations from the 2008 Climate Change Action Plan. Specifically, the Commission will:

  • Determine which recommendations from the original report were implemented;
  • Update and prioritize the recommendations; and,
  • Identify sources of funding to support the implementation of the recommendations.


Click HERE for the full Executive Order convening the Commission

Click HERE for the full Executive Order extending the Commission