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Consistent and Compelling: Maine’s Model for Mitigating Climate Change
September 14

Consistent and Compelling: Maine’s Model for Mitigating Climate Change

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04:00 pm - 05:00 pm. Time zone: America/New_York

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Maine’s state motto – Dirigo (“I lead”) – is a fitting one, especially when it comes to combatting climate change. The Pine Tree state has spearheaded a comprehensive approach to mitigating climate change – from establishing the Maine Climate Council to implementing a statewide action plan. Despite facing a range of climate hazards from sea-level rise to warming sub-Arctic waters, the state has adopted bold action on climate that can serve as an example for other states. Join ASP, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and the University of Maine’s School of Policy and International Affairs for an in-person public panel discussion on the climate actions underway and explore the key role Maine plays in enhancing climate and national security.

Participants include:

CAPT James Settele, USN (Ret.), Executive Director of the Graduate School of Policy & International Affairs at the University of Maine. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2009 at the rank of Captain after serving more than 27 years on active duty. He served in four E-2 Hawkeye carrier-based squadrons and also served as a Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld from 2001-2003.


Anya Fetcher, Federal Policy Advocate, Natural Resources Council of Maine.





RDML Jamie Barnett, USN (Ret), ASP Consensus for American Security.





Hannah Pingree is the Director of Governor Mills’ Office of Policy Innovation and the Future which coordinates the work of the Maine Climate Council. Previously Hannah served as Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010.



Jessica Olcott Yllemo, Senior Fellow for Climate Security, American Security Project.