NC Climate Change Interagency Council

NC Climate Change Interagency Council

On October 29, 2018, Governor Cooper established the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council as part of Executive Order No. 80 North Carolina's Commitment To Address Climate Change And Transition To A Clean Energy Economy:

The Secretary or designee of each cabinet agency and a representative from the Governor's Office shall serve on the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council ("Council"), which is hereby established. The Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, or the Secretary's designee, shall serve as the Council Chair. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality shall lead the Council by providing strategic direction, scheduling and planning Council meetings, determining the prioritization of activities, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and assisting in the implementation of pathways to achieve the goals provided in Section 1 of this Executive Order.

The duties of the Council shall include the following:

   a.    Recommend new and updated goals and actions to meaningfully address climate change;
   b.    Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and activities that support statewide climate mitigation and adaptation practices;
   c.    Establish workgroups, as appropriate, to assist the Council in its duties;
   d.    Consider stakeholder input when developing recommendations, programs, and other actions and activities;
   e.    Schedule, monitor, and provide input on the preparation and development of the plans and assessments required by this Executive Order;
   f.    Review and submit to the Governor the plans and assessments required by this Executive Order.

Council Members

Annual EO80 Status Reports

As of October 2022, Cabinet agencies have combined the annual reporting on Executive Order 80, Executive Order 246, and the Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan actions into Climate Strategy Reports, submitted to the Climate Change Interagency Council.

View 2022 Climate Strategy Reports

Climate Change Interagency Council Public Meetings

Tab/Accordion Items

Thursday, December 15, 10:30 AM

Meeting Recording


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October 28, 2021 Meeting

October 28, 2021 3 -4:30 pm
Via WebEx

Draft Agenda

Virtual Meeting

May 26, 2021 at 10 am


Draft Agenda 

February 24, 2021
10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.





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October 1, 2020 meeting

October 1, 2020
10:00 a.m -12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 1:30 PM
North Carolina Museum of History Auditorium
5 E. Edenton Street
Raleigh, NC 27601                     




11:00 am-1:00 pm, Friday, September 27, 2019

William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center
Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Agenda (draft)

Clean Energy Plan

Zero Emission Vehicle Plan

Motor Fleet Zero Emission Vehicle Plan

Clean Energy and Clean Transportation Workforce Assessment


Meeting Livestream

July 19, 2019

1:30 – 4:00 PM Tuesday, July 16, 2019
McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106



Facebook Live video of July 16 Meeting


Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 am -12:30pm
NC State Archives Building Auditorium 
109 E Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27601



Meeting Video



February 19, 2019 
10:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m.
Museum of the Albemarle 
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Location Info Sheet

Agenda       Presentations



Inaugural Meeting, Dec. 19, 2018

"Each of us has a role to play and we've got to collaborate like never before to protect our communities." -Gov. Roy Cooper 

Agenda      Meeting Presentation

Governor Cooper addressed the cabinet secretaries and their designees in the first meeting of the Climate Change Interagency Council on December 19, 2018, in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center in Raleigh.  Each agency presented an overview of their plan to reach the goals set out by Executive Order 80.  Council Chair, Secretary Michael S. Regan said, "North Carolina will only remain competitive in a global economy with innovation and investment in a more resilient state that rebuilds both stronger and smarter."

For additional information, please contact:
Sharon Martin
Public Affairs

Dec 19 Meeting Video