Acadias Centers' mission is to address large-scale environmental challenges that threaten regional ecosystems, human health, or the management of significant natural resources. We use policy analysis, collaborative problem solving, and advocacy to advance the environmental and economic sustainability of the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada.
Climate Change Solutions
Developing solutions to the climate crisis is the umbrella for all of Acadia Center’s work. All of Acadia Center’s programs—climate, energy, transportation, and forestry/biofuels— focus on promoting policies that will reduce carbon emissions and help individual states and the region fulfill their climate action plans and goals.
In our specific climate program we develop:
- comprehensive Roadmaps,
- state-level action plans, and
- pragmatic policies to help states and provinces reduce greenhouse gas emissions across multiple sectors of the economy.
Acadia Centre worked with stakeholders in Connecticut to pass groundbreaking legislation requiring mandatory cuts in carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy, and is currently working for the same in Massachusetts.
We are also working to implement key GHG reduction policies in Maine, Rhode Island and regionally, including in eastern Canada; and promoting sound policy development at the federal level derived from our experiences in precedent setting approaches in the Northeast.