State and Local Adaptation Plans
|State||Adaptation Plan Information|
Denver Water Integrated Resources Plan
In August 2008, Denver Water embarked on a new Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that will help guide decisions related to our water system over the next 40 years. The new IRP, which will be finished in 2012, will consider a broader range of...
Facing Our Future - Adapting to Connecticut's Changing Climate
In March 2009, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection published a series of eight sector-based reports; each defining current climate impacts, actions the Department is taking, and recommended actions to foster adaptation...
Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan
October 15, 2008
This action plan was developed by the Governor's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change in October 2008. The plan contains 50 separate policy recommendations for mitigation and adaptation, and is part of the Phase 2 deliverables required...
GreenLA: An Action Plan to Lead the Nation in Fighting Global Warming
The City of Los Angeles released its climate action plan, GreenLA, in May 2007. This plan contains a short adaptation section that addresses disaster preparedness, water security, fire preparedness, reducing the heat island effect, and...
Guam Coastal Management Program - Section 309 Assessments and Strategy 2011 - 2015
The Guam Coastal Management Program (GCMP) completed assessment and strategy documents in 1991, 1997, 2001, and 2006. This 2010 update provides an opportunity to review the program's accomplishments as well as its strategy for handling new...
Integrated Strategies for a Vibrant and Sustainable Fresno County
This report provides climate change adaptation strategies that were developed by local leaders and experts in Fresno County, California, during a series of workshops in 2009-2010. Workshop participants considered both climate change impacts and...
King County 2012 Strategic Climate Action Plan
December 3, 2012
King County’s 2012 Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) summarizes the County’s efforts in addressing climate change, outlining the county’s most critical goals and priority actions for preparing for climate impacts and...
King County Climate Plan 2007
This 2007 report provides an overview of King County’s plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to anticipate and adapt to projected climate change impacts, based on best available science. Major accomplishments in 2007 include the...
King County Climate Report 2008
This document is the second annual progress report on King County's 2007 Climate Plan, providing activities the County is undertaking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to anticipate and adapt to projected climate change impacts. The...
King County Climate Report 2009
The 2009 King County Climate Report documents actions during the previous year that implement the 2007 King County Climate Plan. It also gives an overview of anticipated activities for 2010. The report outlines progress and plans in four key...
Lee County Climate Change Resiliency Strategy (CCRS)
October 6, 2010
Building on the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Lee County, the CCRS includes a process for identifying potential climate change resiliency strategies through coordination and consultation with local government leadership in 39 Lee...
Living with a Rising Bay: Vulnerability and Adaptation in San Francisco Bay and on its Shoreline
September 23, 2011
This report focuses on the impacts of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay area and how local governments can respond. Chapter five of the report focuses on adaptation strategies. Specifically the report addresses the impacts of sea level...
Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast - Integrated Ecosystem Restoration and Hurricane Protection
The Comprehensive Master Plan is the principal means for establishing a clear set of priorities for comprehensive coastal protection in Louisiana. This first report from 2007 presents a series of recommended hurricane protection and coastal...
Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water
This report recommends a series of adaptation strategies for state and local water managers to improve their capacity to handle climatic changes. The 10 climate change adaptation strategies for California's water outlined in this report...
Marin Countywide Plan
November 6, 2007
This comprehensive, long-range sustainability plan for Marin County includes a section on adapting to climate change (Air and Climate). The plan adopts policies to further the goal of climate change adaptation including determining county...
Maryland Update to the Governor and General Assembly
This implementation progress report summarizes progress and agency actions for both the Mitigation Working Group's (MWG) and the Adaptation Response Working Groups' (ARWG) during 2009, for policy recommendations identified in the state...
Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report
September 27, 2011
On September 27, 2011, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. filed the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report with the state's Legislature. The report provides a...
Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force – Initial Recommendations
In July, 2006, the Board of County Commissioners established the Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force (CCATF), through the adoption of Ordinance 06-113 sponsored. The CCATF served as an advisory board to the Board of County...
Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force – Status Update
In July, 2006, the Board of County Commissioners established the Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force (CCATF), through the adoption of Ordinance 06-113. The CCATF served as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners...
Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Plan (MI-CHAP) 2010-2015 Strategic Plan
January 18, 2011
As a result of 2009 funding from ASHTO, in January 2011 the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) released their first strategic adaptation plan to "prepare the Public Health System in Michigan to address the public health...
New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire's Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future
The New Hampshire Climate Change Policy Task Force released its Climate Action Plan in March 2009, addressing both mitigation and adaptation. In this report, 67 recommended actions are organized within 10 strategies, of which one strategy is to...
New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan
Congress charged each state and territory with developing a wildlife action plan in order to receive funds through the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program and the State Wildlife Grants Program. These proactive plans, known also as...
New Mexico Wildlife Action Plan
February 14, 2006
Congress charged each state and territory with developing a wildlife action plan in order to receive funds through the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program and the State Wildlife Grants Program. These proactive plans, known technically...
New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report
November 9, 2010
Executive Order 24 signed by Governor Patterson in August 2009 created the New York Climate Action Council and charged it with creating a Climate Action Plan. This 428 page Interim Report was released in November 2010, indicating the teams are...
New York State Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy
Congress charged each state and territory with developing a wildlife action plan, in order to receive funds through the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program and the State Wildlife Grants Program. These proactive plans, known...