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.


No state-led adaptation plan finalized.

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State Agency Plans

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

Local and Regional Plans

Resource Name Date
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

More Featured Resources

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

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