Public workshops on climate change coming to Dover

Delaware News Desk
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DNREC’s Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy will hold a public input session, seeking suggestions on development of the state’s climate action plan. The sessions will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover.

Delaware has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 26 to 28% from 2005 levels by 2025. The climate plan will serve as a roadmap toward achieving that goal, outlining specific actions to meet the 2025 commitment and identifying strategies to further reduce emissions in the years beyond.

The plan will also examine the state is doing to reduce the impacts of climate change that we're already seeing, such as sea level rise and increased flooding in some areas, and identify strategies that will help us reduce those impacts on our communities.

The workshops will provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn about proposed state strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on the choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change.