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Climate Adaptation and Resilience

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is a partnership of UConn and DEEP that focuses on increasing the resilience and sustainability of communities along Connecticut's coast and inland waterways. These communities' natural, built, and human environments are vulnerable to the growing impacts of climate change. CIRCA brings together a variety of experts to provide realistic solutions to this diverse set of problems.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is required by Public Act 18-82 to publish the Connecticut sea level change scenarios that were published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and updated by the University of Connecticut.The sea level change scenarios are meant to guide municipalities and the state in preparation and planning activities.

Please visit CIRCA to learn more about adaptation and resilience in Connecticut.

Connecticut adaptation and resiliency related reports:


2013 Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan

2013 CT Climate Change Preparedness Plan 

2010 Climate Change Impacts Report

2010 Climate Change Impacts Report

Content Last Updated January 2019