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Over the course of 2020, the State of Delaware will be engaging residents and businesses to shape a Climate Action Plan. The Plan aims at minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions that drive the climate change we see today and maximizing our resilience to the climate impacts we’re already experiencing.

Through a participatory planning process, the State will be working to create a Plan that ensures a future for Delaware where individuals, businesses, communities, and institutions can deal with extreme weather, harness clean energy, breathe fresh air, and live healthier lives.

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

Upcoming Events

Public input to Delaware’s Climate Action Plan is very important. DNREC has decided to combine its summer and fall 2020 workshops. The combined workshops will take place in early fall and will be fully virtual. The virtual workshops will provide multiple opportunities for you to comment on the Plan — all from the comfort of your own home!

Please check back frequently for updates or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information. You can also be notified of updates by joining our email list.

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Past Events

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.

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Technical Advisory Workshop Summary Report

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