Cape Cod Commission to Host Community Climate Meetings

Marconi Beach, Wellfleet

BARNSTABLE – The Cape Cod Commission will host a series of community meetings beginning Monday to gather input on planning priorities, concerns and barriers to moving climate adaptation and mitigation actions forward.

The discussion will follow a strategic framework and collaborative approach to address the region’s contributions to and threats from climate change.

The meetings are intended for participants from the public and private sectors, non-profits and other interested citizens.

Meetings are scheduled for October 21 at 9 a.m. at the Chatham Community Center and at 1 p.m. at the Wellfleet Council on Aging, October 22 at 6 p.m. at the Cape Cod and Islands Association of REALTORS in Yarmouth, and October 29 at 10 a.m. at the Mashpee Library.

“Working collaboratively is critical to establishing a necessary baseline to measure progress as we work toward climate resilience,” said Cape Cod Commission Executive Director Kristy Senatori.

“We are seeking a diverse group of stakeholders to define and shape a Cape Cod Climate Initiative, intended to integrate existing activities and initiate new assessments, outreach, and implementation strategies,” Senatori said.

During the meetings, commission staff will share information from ongoing coastal resilience and climate related work, including a process for establishing a regional greenhouse gas emissions baseline and progress toward identifying potential locations for electric vehicle charging stations.

Staff will discuss new tools available to communities to adapt and respond to the ever-increasing impacts along the coastline.

About Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has been part of the news team in the NewsCenter since the spring of 2014. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee.
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