It takes all of us working together to address the existential threat of climate change in our communities.
That’s why Governor Carney prioritized efforts to address climate change by curbing emissions, increasing reliance on non-carbon and renewable energy sources, and working to preserve natural and working lands.
We set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 and to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Governor Carney, members of the General Assembly, and key state agencies are working to address this issue with a careful and comprehensive approach.
Climate Action Plan
In 2021, Governor Carney released the Climate Action Plan (CAP) – Delaware’s playbook to guide state agencies in the development of best practices, programs, policies, and regulations to mitigate factors that contribute to climate change while increasing resilience across sectors.
Leading with a whole of government approach, state agencies in Delaware will designate a climate change officer to participate in ongoing Climate Action Plan processes and deliverables. These officers will help shape balanced approaches to meet these climate change goals:
Optimizing federal dollars and encouraging private investments in renewable and clean energy options to ensure diversification of energy sources and reliability of Delaware’s energy supply.
Ensuring that energy efficiency measures are accessible to Delawareans.
Natural and Working Lands
Preserving Delaware’s natural and working lands plays an important role in the state’s carbon sequestration efforts:
Funding for the Open Space Program and Aglands Preservation Program will facilitate carbon sequestration, improve water quality, provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife, and increase resilience to the impacts of climate change.