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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
State Adaptation Plan(s) Date Finalized Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Alabama No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Alaska Alaska's Climate Change Strategy: Addressing Impacts in Alaska January 2010 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Arizona No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Arkansas No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
California Safeguarding California Plan: 2018 Update January 30, 2018 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk - 2014 Update to the 2009 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy July 31, 2014
California 2009 Climate Adaptation Strategy 2009
Colorado Colorado Climate Plan 2018 Update - State Level Policies and Strategies to Mitigate and Adapt July 2018 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Colorado Climate Preparedness Project: Final Report 2011
Connecticut Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan 2013 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
District of Columbia Climate Ready DC: The District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate November 15, 2016 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Delaware Climate Framework for Delaware March 2, 2015 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Florida Florida's Energy and Climate Change Action Plan October 15, 2008 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Georgia No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Hawaii No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Idaho No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Illinois No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Indiana No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans
Iowa No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Kansas No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Kentucky No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Louisiana No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Maine People and Nature Adapting to a Changing Climate: Charting Maine's Course February 2010 Sector/Agency Plans
Maryland Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilience January 2011 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Comprehensive Strategy for Reducing Maryland's Vulnerability to Climate Change - Phase I: Sea-level rise and coastal storms July 2008
Massachusetts Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report 2011 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
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. Local/Regional Plans
Missouri No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Montana No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Nebraska No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Nevada No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans
New Hampshire New Hampshire Climate Action Plan: A Plan for New Hampshire's Energy, Environmental and Economic Development Future March 2009 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
New Jersey No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
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New Mexico No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
New York New York State Climate Action Plan Interim Report 2010 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
North Carolina North Carolina 2020 Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan June 2, 2020 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
North Dakota No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Ohio No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Oklahoma No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Oregon The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework December 2010 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Planning Report: Risks and Practical Recommendations 2011 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Rhode Island Resilient Rhody: An Actionable Vision for Addressing the Impacts of Climate Change in Rhode Island July 2, 2018 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
South Carolina No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
South Dakota No state-led adaptation plan finalized.
Tennessee No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
Texas No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Utah No state-led adaptation plan finalized. Local/Regional Plans
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 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
Washington Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State's Integrated Climate Response Strategy April 2012 Sector/Agency Plans Local/Regional Plans
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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