Fall Virtual Public Workshop Series

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 will conduct 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.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend one or more workshops in the series. Attendance at one workshop is not required to attend another.

Register for the workshops below.

Workshop materials and resources — including informational videos and fact sheets — will be posted on this web page over the next few weeks. See the Workshop Materials and Resources section below for more information.

Recordings of each workshop will be uploaded after they take place in the Workshop Recordings section below.

If you are unable to attend a workshop, you can still provide input by taking an online survey or leaving feedback on our comment formBoth the survey and comment form close on Friday, October 16.

About the Workshops

The first workshop will look at actions the state can take to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, which drive the climate change we see today. This workshop will be offered on two separate occasions to allow for greater participation, but the workshop content will be the same for both sessions.

The remaining three workshops will consider actions the state can take to maximize Delaware’s resilience to climate change impacts. Each of the three workshops will focus on a different impact: sea level rise, increased temperatures, or heavy precipitation and flooding.

All workshops will be held virtually using Zoom, a video and telephone conferencing system that is free to use. Instructions for how to use and download Zoom will be sent to registered participants prior to each workshop.

Learn more about the workshops:

Workshop Schedule

Registration is required for each workshop. Click the “REGISTER HERE” button to indicate the sessions you would like to attend. After registering, be sure to check out the Workshop Materials and Resources section below.

  • Workshop #1 – Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (VIEW AGENDA)
    • Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m
      or
    • Sept. 17, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
      (Content will be identical to the Sept. 15 workshop)
  • Workshop #2 – Maximizing Resilience to Sea Level Rise (VIEW AGENDA)
    • Sept. 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Workshop #3 – Maximizing Resilience to Increased Temperatures (VIEW AGENDA)
    • Sept. 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Workshop #4 – Maximizing Resilience to Heavy Precipitation and Flooding (VIEW AGENDA)
    • Oct. 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

WORKSHOP MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

The materials and resources in this section are being made available to you prior to the workshops.  While not required to view, you may find them informative and reading them could enhance your workshop experience. These resources may be updated in the weeks leading up to the workshops. Please check back often for updates.

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.

Download Fact Sheet
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.

Download Executive Summary
Download Full Report

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

Download Fact Sheet
Increased Temperatures

Fact Sheet on Potential Actions to Address Increased Temperatures

Download Fact Sheet
Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

Fact Sheet on Potential Actions to Address Heavy Precipitation and Flooding

Download Fact Sheet

Workshop Recordings

Recordings of each workshop will be posted here after they have taken place. Please check back for updates.


 

Online Survey

Can’t make it to a workshop? Take our interactive online survey. The survey will cover similar topics to those addressed in the workshops. The survey closes on Friday, October 16.

Take the survey

 

Submit Additional Comments

We encourage anyone who is unable to attend a workshop to take our interactive online survey. However, you may also submit input for the Climate Action Plan by using our comment form. The comment form closes on Friday, October 16.

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