Workshop Series Concluded

Building on public workshops held in March, and a recently-completed technical analysis of greenhouse gas emissions in Delaware, DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy conducted a series of four virtual workshops between September 15 and October 1 to solicit feedback on actions the state is considering for its Climate Action Plan.

The first workshop looked at actions the state can take to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, which drive the climate change we see today. 

The remaining three workshops considered actions the state can take to maximize Delaware’s resilience to climate change impacts, including sea level rise, increased temperatures, or heavy precipitation and flooding.

Workshop materials and resources — including informational videos and fact sheets — were posted prior to each of the workshops. See the Workshop Materials and Resources section below for more information.

Recordings of each workshop, transcripts and the slideshows have been uploaded in the Workshop Recordings section below.

WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

The materials and resources in this section were made available prior to the workshops.  While participants were not required to view the materials, they provided additional information on the topics covered. 

Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions drive the climate change we see today. Check out the fact sheet and infographic for an overview of potential actions Delaware could take to minimize emissions.

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Download Infographic

DNREC partnered with consultants to analyze what Delaware’s greenhouse gas emissions could look like over the next three decades. The technical analysis considered two scenarios: (1) Delaware takes no new actions to minimize emissions (i.e., business-as-usual), and (2) Delaware implements new and expanded strategies to minimize emissions. To see the results of this technical analysis, check out the Executive Summary and Full Report.

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Maximizing Resilience to Climate Change Impacts

Three of the most prominent climate change impacts in Delaware are sea level rise, increased temperatures, and heavy precipitation and flooding.  Check out the videos and fact sheets below for an overview of these impacts and the potential actions Delaware could take to address them.

Sea Level Rise

Fact Sheet on Potential Actions to Address Sea Level Rise

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Increased Temperatures

Fact Sheet on Potential Actions to Address Increased Temperatures

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Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

Fact Sheet on Potential Actions to Address Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

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WORKSHOP RECORDINGS, PRESENTATIONS and PARTICIPANT QUESTIONS

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).

 

 

Public Questions and Answers

These documents provide a list of questions that were submitted during the Climate Action Plan virtual public workshop sessions held between September 15 and October 1, 2020. Answers to all questions are included and come from DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy, in consultation with technical experts from within DNREC and other state agencies. These documents will be integrated into the forthcoming public workshop summary reports.

download workshop 1 Q&A
download workshops 2, 3, 4 Q&A

Workshop #1 – Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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

Coming soon: Workshop recordings for Increased Temperatures & Maximizing Resilience to Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

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