Illinois 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 states are making in preparing for the impacts of climate change, was supported by the MacArthur Foundation.
|Resource Name||Sector(s) Covered||Date|
|State of Illinois Drought Preparedness and Response Plan||Rural, Water resources||October 12, 2011|
|Adapting Conservation to a Changing Climate: An Update to the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan||Biodiversity and ecosystems, Fish and fisheries, Wildlife||May 11, 2011|
|Illinois SB 1489: Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act||Biodiversity and ecosystems, Land use and built environment, Water resources||June 30, 2009|
|City of Chicago, Illinois: Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region||June 2021|
|Evanston, Illinois Climate Action and Resilience Plan||December 11, 2018|
|RainReady Midlothian Plan (Chicago suburb flood management plan)||January 2016|
|City of Chicago Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy||April 2014|
|Cook County, Illinois Climate Change and Public Health Action Plan||2012|
|Adding Green to Urban Design: A City for Us and Future Generations||November 20, 2008|
|City of Chicago, Illinois Climate Action Plan (CCAP)||2008|
|Resource Name||Resource Category||Date|
|City of Evanston, Illinois Resolution to Support Environmental Justice||Law and Governance||September 2020|
|Chicago Community Climate Action Toolkit||Education and Outreach|