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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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View State Progress 

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
Alaska
Alaska's Climate Change Strategy: Addressing Impacts in AlaskaJanuary 2010158

1 out of 158 Goals Completed
52 out of 158 Goals in Progress

 
 
Alabama
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Arkansas
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Arizona
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
 
California
California Climate Adaptation Strategy (2009)2009345

48 out of 345 Goals Completed
251 out of 345 Goals in Progress

 
 
Colorado
Colorado Climate Preparedness Project: Final Report 201172

7 out of 72 Goals Completed
34 out of 72 Goals in Progress

 
 
Connecticut
Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan201376

2 out of 76 Goals Completed
47 out of 76 Goals in Progress

 
 
District Of Columbia
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
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Delaware
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
 
Florida
Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action PlanOctober 15, 200828

0 out of 28 Goals Completed
16 out of 28 Goals in Progress

 
 
Georgia
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Hawaii
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
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Iowa
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
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Idaho
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Illinois
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
 
Indiana
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Kansas
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Kentucky
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
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Louisiana
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
 
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report2011373

24 out of 373 Goals Completed
191 out of 373 Goals in Progress

 
 
Maryland
Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase I: Sea-level rise and coastal stormsJuly 200820

3 out of 20 Goals Completed
16 out of 20 Goals in Progress

Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilienceJanuary 2011154

3 out of 154 Goals Completed
91 out of 154 Goals in Progress

 
 
Maine
People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate: Charting Maine's CourseFebruary 2010118

4 out of 118 Goals Completed
84 out of 118 Goals in Progress

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Michigan
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
 
Minnesota
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
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Missouri
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Mississippi
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Montana
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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North Carolina
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
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North Dakota
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Nebraska
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire's Energy, Environmental and Economic Development FutureMarch 200933

2 out of 33 Goals Completed
17 out of 33 Goals in Progress

 
 
New Jersey
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
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New Mexico
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
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Nevada
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
 
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New York
New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report2010121

17 out of 121 Goals Completed
63 out of 121 Goals in Progress

 
 
Ohio
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Oklahoma
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Oregon
The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation FrameworkDecember 2010122

7 out of 122 Goals Completed
53 out of 122 Goals in Progress

 
 
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations201187

2 out of 87 Goals Completed
33 out of 87 Goals in Progress

 
 
Rhode Island
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
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South Carolina
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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South Dakota
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Tennessee
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Texas
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Utah
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Virginia
Virginia's Final Report: A Climate Change Action PlanDecember 15, 200843

2 out of 43 Goals Completed
5 out of 43 Goals in Progress

 
 
Vermont
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
 
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Washington
Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State's Integrated Climate Response StrategyApril 2012287

12 out of 287 Goals Completed
165 out of 287 Goals in Progress

 
 
Wisconsin
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
View state adaptation planning underway.
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West Virginia
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Wyoming
No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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