Over the course of 2020, the State of Delaware will be engaging residents and businesses to shape a Climate Action Plan aimed at minimizing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change 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 in which individuals, businesses, communities, and institutions to 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, and 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. Read the Plan Overview on the right 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 make your voice heard.
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. Click on the infographic to the right to see a summary of the 2019 survey results. You can also visit de.gov/climatesurvey for a full report of results.
Public input to Delaware’s Climate Action Plan is an important part of the State’s planning process. While DNREC continues to plan engagement opportunities for both summer and fall 2020, in light of COVID-19, the State will actively monitor the situation to determine the best and safest method for the public to participate in these events (e.g., virtually or in person) in line with CDC, state, and federal guidelines. Please check back frequently for updates or follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information.
The State of Delaware hosted an initial round of public workshops on Delaware’s Climate Action Plan in early March 2020. See below for the presentation slides used at the workshops.
A summary report of the feedback received at the March public workshops will be posted in the coming weeks.