DEEP: Climate Change

Climate Change

Addressing climate change in Connecticut will present both challenges and opportunities. Connecticut clearly recognizes that the price of inaction is simply too high to bear. Current science tells us that climate change presents a real threat to the health and safety of everyone who lives, works, and plays in Connecticut. However, it is also equally clear that climate change presents us with the opportunity to move our economy in a direction that will help us meet our climate goals while supporting green technology, green jobs, and a vibrant, sustainable environment that produces a high quality of life.
"Climate change ... is the major challenge of our times."  
DEEP Commissioner Robert Klee  
April 22, 2015  
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Climate Goals & Legislation - Connecticut was an early leader in setting laws to counter climate change, with the Global Warming Solutions Act. Statewide legislation on climate change has grown and been adapted to meet the evolving needs of Connecticut citizens.
Climate Actions - View the latest climate actions from local, to state & regional, to federal & international. Work to prevent and prepare for dangerous climate change is underway at multiple levels of government.
Transportation Emissions - Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector make up nearly 40% of Connecticut's total emissions, and approximately one third of national GHG emissions. Therefore, addressing this sector can produce significant gains in meeting our greenhouse gas reduction goals as a state and as a country.
Adaptation Toolkit - The Connecticut Adaptation Resource Toolkit features one stop shopping for climate adaptation information and resources geared towards municipal leaders and those engaged in climate change planning processes.
Archive- DEEP's virtual climate change library of selected publications.
Content Last Updated October 2015