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 Climate + Health Conference

On June 6, 2017, the DNREC Division of Energy & Climate hosted the Delaware Climate + Health Conference at the Buena Vista Conference Center in New Castle. The event brought together health and medical professionals, environmental and social groups, and critical services stakeholders to explore the ways climate change is exacerbating challenges in public and environmental health in Delaware.

An estimated 70 participants attended the conference, contributing to stakeholder discussions following presentations by 10 Climate + Health Conference speakers.

Conference Agenda

Conference objectives:

  • Understand how climate change affects and threatens public health, with a focus on heat, air quality, and vector-borne diseases in Delaware
  • Explore ongoing adaptation intitiatives in Delaware, highlighting projects that increase community and individiual resilience to climate change effects on health
  • Participate in stakeholder discussions to assess the need for a statewide climate vulnerability assessment.

Conference Report
Unable to attend, or just want a refresher? See the full Climate + Health Conference Report, which summarizes the discussions of each stakeholder breakout group and included a collective summary and insights gathered at the conclusion of the conference.

Speaker Presentations

Part 1: Changing Risks

Part 2: Taking Action

Part 3: Assessing Vulnerability

Want to learn more about climate and health?
Visit the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Website to view, download and read The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States, released in 2016. For more information on climate change effects and action in Delaware, visit

Additional questions and concerns can be directed to the Division of Energy & Climate at 302-735-3480.



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