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State and Local Adaptation Plans

States and communities around the country have begun to prepare for the climate changes that are already underway. This planning process typically results in a document called an adaptation plan.

Below is a map that highlights the status of state adaptation efforts. Click on a state to view a summary of its progress to date and to access its full profile page. State profile pages include a detailed breakdown of each state's adaptation work and links to local adaptation plans and resources. Please move the map to view Alaska and Hawaii.

 

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The following table is sortable by state and the number of adaptation goals in each state. Hover over a progress bar to see more information about a state's progress. Click on a state name to view a state's complete profile, including local resources.

State Progress on Adaptation Plan Date Finalized Goals Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Alabama No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Alaska
Alaska's Climate Change Strategy: Addressing Impacts in Alaska January 2010 158
Arizona No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Arkansas No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
California
California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009) 2009 345
Colorado
Colorado Climate Preparedness Project: Final Report 2011 72
Connecticut
Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan 2013 76
District of Columbia No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Delaware No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Florida
Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan October 15, 2008 28
Georgia No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Hawaii No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
Idaho No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Illinois No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Indiana No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Iowa No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Kansas No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Kentucky No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Louisiana No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Maine
People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate: Charting Maine's Course February 2010 118
Maryland
Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilience January 2011 154
Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase I: Sea-level rise and coastal storms July 2008 20
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report 2011 373
Michigan No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Minnesota No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Mississippi No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Missouri No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Montana No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Nebraska No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Nevada No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
New Hampshire
New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire's Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future March 2009 33
New Jersey No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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New Mexico No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
New York
New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report 2010 121
North Carolina No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
North Dakota No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Ohio No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Oklahoma No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Oregon
The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework December 2010 122
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations 2011 87
Rhode Island No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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South Carolina No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
South Dakota No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Tennessee No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Texas No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Utah No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Vermont No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Virginia
Virginia Governor's Commission on Climate Change Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan December 15, 2008 43
Washington
Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State's Integrated Climate Response Strategy April 2012 287
West Virginia No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Wisconsin No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Wyoming No state-led adaptation plan finalized.

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