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UD data, projects inform DE Climate Framework

Mar. 4, 2015--Nancy Targett, dean of the UD College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and director of Delaware Sea Grant (DESG), joined Gov. Jack Markell and other environmental partners at the American Birding Association Headquarters in Delaware City on March 3 to highlight Delaware’s historic success in preparing the state for emerging climate impacts and to announce a new Climate Framework for Delaware.

The framework summarizes work completed under Markell’s Executive Order 41, signed in September 2013, in addressing climate impacts and includes recommendations that outline Delaware’s future direction for climate action. It provides strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change; increase resilience to climate impacts; and avoid and minimize flood risks due to sea level rise.

Targett, Markell, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Secretary David Small, Transportation Secretary Jennifer Cohan, Agriculture Secretary Ed Kee, Delaware Director of The Nature Conservancy Richie Jones, Lewes Mayor Ted Becker and other partners spoke to underscore the causes and consequences of climate change and the work underway to reduce climate impacts.