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Only 14 states have formal statewide plans in place for dealing with climate change, according to the Georgetown Climate Center. Of those states, California is the furthest along in implementing its plan, having completed 48 of that plan’s 345 stated goals, including investing in more research into rising sea levels. New York, having accomplished 17 of its 121 goals, has the same achievement rate, at 14 percent. Adaptation plans are also in the works in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Statewide climate change adaptation plans in place: California, Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Maryland, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alaska, Florida
Climate change adaptation plans in development: Delaware, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
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