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 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.
CAPT James Settele, USN (Ret.), Executive Director, School of Policy and International Affairs (SIPA), University of Maine
Dr. Ivan J. Fernandez, Ph.D, Distinguished Maine Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
RDML Jamie Barnett, USN (Ret.), ASP Consensus for American Security