Climate Change Adaptation


Climate change adaptation is preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change. While reducing greenhouse gases, a process referred to as mitigation, is essential, it won’t prevent the inevitable changes resulting from to the greenhouse gases already in atmosphere. Consequently, we need to begin developing strategies to deal with both the direct and indirect effects of climate change.

About Climate Change Adaptation in PA

About Climate Change Adaptation in PA

Read the report, Weathering Climate Change: Framing Strategies to Minimize Impacts on Pennsylvania Ecosystems and Wildlife, to learn how our natural resources can be protected from some of the impacts of climate change.

Pennsylvania's Climate Change Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania's Climate Change Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania is responsible for one percent of the planet's man-made greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Change Act (Act 70) included a number of goals, including the establishment of a climate change advisory committee.

 

2010 Climate Change Adaptation Conference

2010 Climate Change Adaptation Conference

Representatives from state and federal agencies, universities and environmental organizations met to discuss the impacts of climate change on native species in April 2010.

Presentations

Presentations

Learn about climate change impacts on PA species and adaptation strategies.

 

Natural Resources Working Group

Natural Resources Working Group

Learn more about plans being developed, as part of Act 70, to help native species survive in a changing climate.

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Pennsylvania Climate Adaptation Report

This report is the first statewide effort to identify the need for climate change adaptation planning in Pennsylvania.