Delaware Climate Leadership Academy

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) administers the Delaware Climate Leadership Academy, which aims to build climate literacy and awareness in the state.

DNREC partnered with The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) to offer the association’s Certified Climate Change Professional Change Professional® (CC-P®) Credential Training Program to almost 200 public- and private-sector professionals in Delaware.

The Academy also offers digital resources and in-person networking opportunities focused on topics such as:

  • Understanding climate science and assessing vulnerabilities in your sector
  • Greenhouse gas accounting
  • Engaging community stakeholders
  • Addressing the public health implications of climate change
  • Promoting adaptive and resilient infrastructure

The Academy features educational programs aimed at building climate literacy and awareness, training activities that build professional competencies in climate change preparedness and solutions and facilitating collaboration among Delaware professionals to aggregate interests and solve complex challenges.

I truly believe [ACCO] offers quality CC-P training programs and I strongly recommend interested candidates to apply.
– Melissa Lee (Delaware Dept. of Health and Social Services)

Course covers a lot of great material very quickly. Take advantage of the previous recordings and organize your questions and thoughts ahead before the class. Take the exams right away!
– Steve Sisson (Delaware Dept. of Transportation)

Delaware Climate Change Impacts

Climate change in Delaware primarily takes the form of sea level rise, increasing temperatures and more frequent intense storms, including heavy precipitation and flooding. Over the coming years, Delaware can expect higher temperatures, more high heat days, increased heavy precipitation events and sea level rise.

The implications of those impacts will affect the health, security and economic prosperity of Delaware residents, communities and businesses.

Learn how the state is planning to manage these impacts.


Programs will address regionally specific data and state policy, including the Delaware Climate Action Plan, and the state’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory, goals and reduction efforts. They will also incorporate Delaware’s plans to maximize resilience and look at how the state plans to adapt to increasing temperatures, precipitation, flooding and sea level rise while protecting public health, economic vitality and infrastructure security and protection.

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