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Climate Adaptation and Preparedness

Climate Adaptation and Preparedness

Climate Ready DC: The District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate

Climate change adaptation means being prepared for a changing climate by taking action today  to reduce the potential impacts of climate change to people, buildings, and infrastructure. While the District does its part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we are already seeing the impacts of climate change due to historic carbon emissions.

Climate Ready DC is the District’s strategy to make our city more resilient to future climate change. It is based on the best available climate science and was developed through consultation with leading experts within and outside of the District government.

Read the Climate Ready DC Plan (also attached below).

Read the supporting technical reports:

Additional Climate Adaptation Resources

The District Department of Transportation released a Climate Change Adaptation Plan in 2013.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Government facilitates regional coordination on climate adaptation. Learn more.

The National Capital Planning Commissions supports federal and local agency collaboration on climate change. Learn More.

In 2013, DOEE and the Office of Planning partnered with the Center for Clean Air Policy to hold a workshop on Severe Weather and Critical Infrastructure Resilience. Read the report.

DOEE 2013 Study: Assessing the Health Impacts of Urban Heat Island Reduction Strategies in the District of Columbia

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