Expert Panel Urges Confronting Climate Change in the Commonwealth

Commission member Sen. Barbara Favola (r) (1)Virginia needs to take stronger, proactive steps to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, bolster the Commonwealth’s resilience, and reduce the state’s carbon footprint. That’s the conclusion of an expert panel established by Governor McAuliffe to formulate recommendations that could be quickly enacted.  The strategies begin with concerted efforts to educate both citizens and public officials — and raise the capital that’s needed to fund improvements.

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