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.
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.
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.
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.
To provide your own ideas for minimizing and maximizing, see the Upcoming Events section below.
The state is hosting a series of four 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 will look at actions the state can take to minimize greenhouse gas emissions. The other workshops will consider actions the state can take to maximize Delaware’s resilience to climate change impacts.
Learn more about how you can participate in the process.
Questions or comments? Let us know.
The state of Delaware 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.