March 20, 2018
To catalyze actions throughout the Belfast community for a sustainable future while adapting to climate change.
Introduction to CCC:
The CCC’s mission is to catalyze actions throughout the Belfast community for a sustainable future while adapting to climate change. That means adapting to the reality of the problem, but it also means taking on projects that mitigate the community’s carbon footprint and deliver cost savings as well.
While the City’s Energy Committee has been working on sustainability and cost savings measures for our municipal operations and facilities, CCC will expand its work into the broader community, networking with other sustainability groups active throughout the state to help tackle the increasing complexities brought about by climate change, especially to coastal communities. It has been shown throughout the US that when businesses, industries and residents begin addressing climate change the entire community benefits.
This committee was established with a 1 year term. The Council has requested to review the success of the committee at the Council meeting to be held on march 19, 2019. If it finds the committee to be successful, the Council may establish other terms of membership.
Committee Draft Documents for Current Project on Sea-Level Rise (SLR):
1. TIMELINE for SLR REPORT
First phase (done by September)
Description of causes, impacts, risks, quantified, illustrated, current as much as possible.
General model is Camden report, but here expanded.
*[submit to Council in September]*
Sea Change in the Gulf of Maine: The Outlook for Belfast
Part One: What We Can Expect
Second phase (done by December)
Cost of October ’17 storm; estimated costs of no action; estimated costs of possible actions.
Compile list of various plausible funding sources.
*[submit to Council in December]*
Third phase (done by March)
Recommended actions; schedule.
*[submit to Council in March]*