On September 12, 2013, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed Executive Order 41: "Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions." Executive Order 41 directs state agencies to address both the causes and consequences of climate change by developing actionable recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change, increase resilience to climate impacts, and avoid and minimize flood risks due to sea level rise.
Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report
Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report provides an update on the actions and goals outlined in the Climate Framework for Delaware. This report highlights the actions and accomplishments made by Delaware's state government to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change - what has been accomplished and what work is still to be done moving forward. It also provides an overview of local government actions and sets out a vision for the future.
- Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report
- Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report with Adaptation Appendix
- Adaptation Appendix
Climate Framework for Delaware
The Climate Framework for Delaware unveiled by the Governor March 2 summarizes the work to date and recommendations from the three workgroups formed under Executive Order 41: Mitigation, Adaptation, and Flood Avoidance.
In April 2015, the Delaware Division of Energy and Climate hosted the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop at Delaware Technical and Community College in Dover, Delaware.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together stakeholders and interested members of the public to discuss next steps for implementation of the recommendations outlined in the Climate Framework for Delaware. The Climate Framework directs state agencies to gather public and stakeholder feedback on the adaptation and resiliency recommendations included within the Framework.
The Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop Report captures stakeholder comments, concerns and suggestions gathered at the April 27 workshop, as well as comments and suggestions gathered from an online survey. The information obtained from this workshop will be considered by state agencies as they put together plans to implement their adaptation recommendations.
To download a copy of the Climate Adaptation and Resilience Stakeholder Workshop Report, click here.