To support the Don Boesch Environmental Leadership Fund, including trainings for Maryland scientists on basic science communications principles and tools; 3 – 4 “Science to Policy Forums”; and a series of science briefings for key Maryland policy makers.
support for work to strengthen and improve Maryland’s climate change planning and policy work. Requested funds would support research and analysis, planning, and facilitation to inform the work of the Maryland Climate Change Commission.
For the “Coordination Support for Adapting to Climate Change – Year 3” project, which promotes policies and practices that reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to a changing climate. The project will support training and technical assistance to enable state and select local governments to better communicate about and develop improved climate resilience in both human and natural resources.
for the “Climate Change Resilience Index for the Chesapeake Bay Report Card” project. The Integration and Application Network at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences will work to enhance the communication of the effects of climate change impacts on natural resources important to the Chesapeake Bay. The Network will also create a Climate Change Resilience Index to be included in the Chesapeake Bay Report Card.
To assist the Maryland Department of the Environment in their Green Gas Reduction Act Plan Outreach campaign. A statewide outreach campaign will be developed and implemented to improve participation in key greenhouse gas reduction strategies and support renewal of Maryland’s greenhouse gas reduction goals in 2016.
to support the deployment of UMCES staff to work with MDE officials to accomplish Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan revisions, to organize and implement a targeted stakeholder outreach strategy, and to establish a comprehensive system for tracking GGRP implementation.
Continued project support for a collaboration with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to provide technical support and coordination to State agencies and a number of counties to further the development of new laws, policies and outreach programs to reduce Maryland’s vulnerability to a changing climate.
Summer 2010 Grants
Promoting Policies and Practices for Sustainability