Climate

Changes in our climate may adversely impact our natural resources and built environment. To prepare for and reduce these potentially adverse effects of a changing climate, the State is taking an interdisciplinary approach, coordinated across multiple agencies.  Policies, practices and programs that assist residents, municipalities and businesses to mitigate and adapt to environmental changes while recognizing beneficial opportunities and moderating negative effects are encouraged. 

These webpages are designed to provide relevant information, and to provide links to sites where more specific content and organizations can be reached.  More technical questions may be best answered through practitioners that are more focused on your specific topic of interest. Contacting those organizations is recommended for assistance, if desired.

External hyperlinks are intended to provide Maine-specific information that might assist your efforts.  Inclusion does not constitute endorsement by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein.

What is Climate Change?

Climate Explored

What determines the state of the Earth’s climate, and how is it studied?

What is Being Done to Reduce the Rate of Change?

Mitigation Actions

How can greenhouse gas emissions be reduced and carbon storages and sinks be increased?

Maine Adaptation Toolkit

A centralized source for information on implementing adaptation measures or strategies

What is Impacted by Climate?

Climate Trends & Data

What changes are being observing? Resources and tools to help.

What is Being Done to Build Resilience to Climate Impacts?

Adaptation Actions

How can vulnerabilities be reduced and beneficial opportunities be increased?

Resources on this webpage are selected in order of their relevance to Maine for a given topic area, beginning with best available Maine-specific resources, to those developed regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Maine Interagency Climate Adaptation Work Group (MICA)

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Looking for more information about the Climate Change Program, Climate webpages, and the Adaptation Toolkit? Please contact: Nathan Robbins (207) 592-6590