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Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC)

The CCAC serves as the advisory committee mandated under the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70 of 2008) to provide advice to the Department regarding the implementation of the provisions of Act 70.

The CCAC is comprised of 18 appointed members and 3 ex officio members. Appointed members are representatives from the scientific, business and industry, transportation, environmental, social, outdoor and sporting, labor and other affiliated communities. Ex officio members are the Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Secretary of Community and Economic Development and the Chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission or their designees.

Liaison (Lindsay Byron, email:, phone: (717) 772-8951) 

Meeting Information and Materials

December 13, 2022

In-person (Room 105 Rachel Carson State Office Building) and virtual (Microsoft Teams)

Microsoft Teams link

October 25, 2022

August 23, 2022

June 23, 2022

April 14, 2022

February 22, 2022

Pennsylvania Climate Change Reports

Climate Change Action Plan

The Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70 of 2008) requires DEP to prepare and update every three years the Climate Change Action Plan in consultation with the CCAC.

The Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021 (PDF) Update is now available to the public.

Pennsylvania Climate Impacts Assessment

The Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70 of 2008) requires DEP to update every three years a report on the anticipated impacts of climate change to Pennsylvania.

Other Climate Change Resources:

CCAC Archive