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Delaware Governor Carney | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

In the Oath of Office, we all take as elected officials, we pledge to ‘respect the right of future generations to share the rich historic and natural heritage of Delaware.’ But, that natural heritage is under threat. We’re the lowest-lying state in the nation. And the effects of climate change and sea level rise on Delaware communities are real. We’re seeing them every day. That’s why we need to take action.

Gov. John Carney

Delaware Climate Actions at a Glance

Delaware is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Delaware has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Lead by Example programs & goals
  • Economy-wide GHG goal
  • State climate action plan
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Green and/or resilient infrastructure banks
  • Renewable portfolio standards
  • Regulations addressing HFCs
  • NWL in state GHG inventory
  • NWL conservation or sequestration goal
  • Carbon market participation
  • Statewide resilience or adaptation plan
  • Low-emission vehicle standards
  • Zero emission vehicle standards

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.