One NC Naturally Progress Updates
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- The Coastal Resources, Environmental Management, and Marine Fisheries commissions report by Sept. 1 each year to the Joint Legislative Commission on Seafood and Aquaculture and the Environmental Review Commission on their progress in implementing the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan.
- The CHPP Steering Committee meets on a quarterly basis. Minutes are available here.
- Each year through 2010, the secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources submits a report to the governor and the Environmental Management Commission. The document detailed the status of the Million Acre Initiative, reports on protected acres and offers a strategy for the future.
- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reports to the Environmental Review Commission each year on the Conservation Easement Program.
- State Agencies are required to reduce energy consumption per gross square foot by 20 percent by 2010 and 30 percent by 2015 based on the 2003-2004 fiscal year. In 2010, DENR exceeded this initial 20% reduction goal, reducing consumption of electricity and fuel 22% from the FY 2003-2004 baseline.
Climate Ready Estuaries Report for the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the Climate Ready Estuaries program to build local capacity to adapt to climate change. In response, the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program initiated a collaborative effort, tapping into the scientific expertise of North Carolina universities to facilitate public awareness and understanding and to engage local government officials. This effort builds on APNEP’s ongoing work with a number of its partners to bolster the region’s resilience and mitigate the effects of climate change on the landscape. Report