Help Develop Delaware’s Climate Action Plan

If you were not able to attend our recently concluded series of virtual workshops on Delaware’s Climate Action Plan you can still review information, including infographics and videos, on minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing resilience to climate impacts on our workshop webpage. The web page also incudes video recordings, transcripts, presentations and infographics from each of the workshops. 

Workshop materials

The warming climate impacts our daily lives and economy, and it affects us all: our coastal towns, our urban areas, our vibrant farms. With all that’s at stake, it’s time for us to act together.

Learn More About Delaware’s Climate Action Plan

Delaware’s Climate Action Plan will address the causes and consequences of climate change. Check out the Plan Overview for a summary of the planning process. You can also view our About page to learn more or visit the Get Involved page to find out how you can provide input to the Plan.

Plan Overview

How does Climate Change Affect Delaware?

Climate change looks different depending on where you are in the world. In Delaware, climate change primarily takes the form of increasing temperatures, more frequent intense storms (including heavy precipitation), and sea level rise. Check out the Causes and Consequences Overview for a look at some of the ways climate change affects our state. More information is available in the Delaware Climate Change Impact Assessment at de.gov/climatechange.

Causes and Consequences Overview

What do Delawareans Think of Climate Change?

Based on a 2019 survey supervised by the University of Delaware, most Delawareans support taking action to address both the causes and consequences of climate change. Check out the 2019 Survey Infographic for a summary of the survey results. You can also visit de.gov/climatesurvey for a full report of results.

2019 Survey infographic

What Can Delaware Do About Climate Change?

Delaware can prepare for climate change by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing resilience to climate change impacts.

The state commissioned a technical study of potential actions that Delaware could take to minimize emissions. Check out the results of the technical study in the Executive Summary and Full Report

Download Executive Summary
Download Full Report

Past Events

Spring workshops: The state hosted an initial round of public workshops and technical advisory workshops on Delaware’s Climate Action Plan in early March 2020.  See below to view the workshop summary reports and the presentation slides used at the public workshops.

Public Workshop
Summary Report

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Technical Advisory Workshop Summary Report

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Fall workshops: The state hosted a series of virtual public workshops between September 15 and October 1 to solicit feedback on specific actions Delaware can take to address climate change. The first workshop, held on September 15 and repeated on September 17, looked at actions the state can take to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The other workshops considered actions the state can take to maximize Delaware’s resilience to climate change impacts, including workshops on sea level rise (September 24), increased temperatures (September 29) and heavy precipitation and flooding (October 1).

Workshop #1 – Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Workshops #2, 3, 4 – Maximizing Resilience to Climate Change Impacts

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