North Carolina has not developed a statewide adaptation plan.  Other resources from the Adaptation Clearinghouse, which have been developed by the state and localities to help communities prepare for climate change, are highlighted below.  

The Georgetown Climate Center’s State Adaptation Progress Tracker, which tracks the progress of states in implementing their adaptation plans, is supported by the MacArthur Foundation. 


State Agency Plans

Resource Name Sector(s) Covered Date
Climate Ready North Carolina: Building a Resilient Future Biodiversity and ecosystems, Coastal, Cultural resources, Emergency preparedness, Land management and conservation, Land use and built environment, Public health, Transportation, Water resources August 2012

Local and Regional Plans

Resource Name Date
Cumberland County, North Carolina, Climate Resiliency Plan February 2016
French Broad River MPO Long Range Transportation Plan – Climate Change Chapter September 23, 2010

More Featured Resources

Resource Name Resource Category Date
Adapting to Climate Change: A Handbook for Local Governments in North Carolina Planning June 2013
North Carolina Sea-Level Rise Assessment Report Assessments March 2010

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