Projects & Reports > Climate Action in Delaware: 2016 Progress Report
In September 2013, the Governor signed Executive Order 41: Preparing Delaware for Emerging Climate Impacts and Seizing Economic Opportunities from Reducing Emissions. The Executive Order directed Delaware state government agencies to address both the causes and consequences of climate change. The executive order provided a road map for state agencies to prepare for the impacts of climate change and to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. It has set a goal to reduce Delaware’s greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030 and developed a climate change action plan as the Climate Framework for Delaware. The Framework contains 155 recommendations from state agencies for adaptation actions and greenhouse gas reductions.
Since 2014, state agencies have been working together to put those recommendations into action. This progress 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. The report also provides an overview of local government actions and sets out a vision for future actions.