Executive Order 59 (2007- VA) the Governor's Commission on Climate Change

This executive order established the Governor's Commission on Climate Change to prepare a Climate Change Action Plan for the state of Virginia. Duties of the Commission included evaluating the expected impacts of climate change on Virginia’s natural resources, public health, and the economic impacts on the industries of agriculture, forestry, tourism, and insurance.  The Commission also was tasked with identifying climate adaptation strategies to be included in the Action Plan. The order remained in effect until January 1, 2009, and the Commission did submit its final report to the Governor.

Publication Date: December 21, 2007

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