UMaine SPIA, CCI to co-host panel on Maine’s model for mitigating climate change and enhancing national security Sept. 14

The University of Maine’s School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA) and the Climate Change Institute (CCI) will partner with the American Security Project (ASP) and Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) for an in-person public panel “Consistent and Compelling: Maine’s Model for Mitigating Climate Change” 4–5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Buchanan Alumni House.

Despite facing a range of climate hazards from sea level rise to warming sub-Arctic waters, Maine has adopted bold action on climate that can serve as an example for other states. The discussion will address the climate actions underway and explore the key role Maine plays in enhancing climate and national security.

The panel includes:

  • Capt. James Settele, USN (Ret.), executive director of the Graduate School of Policy & International Affairs at the UMaine
  • RDML Jamie Barnett, USN (Ret.), ASP Consensus for American Security
  • Hannah Pingree, director of the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future

Jessica Olcott Yllemo, ASP Senior Fellow for Climate Security, and Anya Fetcher, federal policy advocate for the NRCM, will co-moderate the event.

Register online for the free public event.