DNREC schedules presentations on Delaware's Climate Action Plan

Delaware State News
Posted 12/2/21

DOVER — Delawareans interested in strategies for minimizing emissions and maximizing resilience to the impacts of climate change identified in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan have two opportunities to learn more at upcoming presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

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DNREC schedules presentations on Delaware's Climate Action Plan

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DOVER — Delawareans interested in strategies for minimizing emissions and maximizing resilience to the impacts of climate change identified in Delaware’s Climate Action Plan have two opportunities to learn more at upcoming presentations from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

The virtual meetings, available in English and Spanish, will take place Monday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 7-8 p.m. Registration is available here.

Gov. John Carney released Delaware’s Climate Action Plan on Nov. 4.

The plan, which builds off decades of work, was created to:

  • Help Delaware meet its current commitment of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26% from 2005 levels by 2025.
  • Integrate actions for both lessening greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resilience to climate-change impacts.
  • Set Delaware on a course for continuing climate action in the decades ahead.

“Delaware’s Climate Action Plan identifies practical strategies we can take to maximize our state’s resilience to climate-change impacts and minimize planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin.

“It builds off past and present work. The strategies are ambitious but attainable and can be implemented over time, as resources, data and partnerships develop.”

Each presentation will begin with opening remarks from Mr. Garvin, followed by a review of the climate impacts in Delaware and how public and state agencies contributed to the action plan.

The talks will then highlight actions and strategies for minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and maximizing our resilience to climate-change effects, as identified in the plan.

Time-permitting, presenters will be able to answer participants’ questions.