"Rhode Island is a leader. We’re the only state with an offshore wind farm, and we’re committed to upholding the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement. By aggressively working to combat climate change and protect our coastal state from its effects, we’re creating a stronger, safer, and greener Rhode Island for future generations."

        -Governor Gina M. Raimondo

Climate Change Success Stories

  • Governor Gina Raimondo Signing Executive Order
    Executive Order 17-10: Action Plan to Stand Up to Climate Change

    In September 2017, Governor Gina M. Raimondo took executive action to accelerate the State’s preparedness and to mitigate further environmental harm, directing Rhode Island’s first Chief Resiliency Officer to develop and lead implementation of a comprehensive climate preparedness strategy.

  • The Senior Resiliency Project
    State of Narrgansett Bay and Its Watershed Technical Report

    Released in October 2017, The Narragansett Bay Estuary Program State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed 2017 Technical Report focuses on three climate change stressor indicators - temperature, precipitation, and sea level. These stressors are increasing rapidly. Read the report at http://nbep.org

  • Rhode Island Changing Climate Video
  • Governor Gina Raimondo Signing Executive Order
    Governor Gina M. Raimondo Signing Executive Order 17-06

    Governor Raimondo signed an Executive Order on June 12, 2017 reaffirming Rhode Island's commitment to the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement.

  • National Marker North Smithfield, RI
    Solarize Rhode Island

    Bringing Renewable Energy to Communities Across RI. Solarize Rhode Island helps reduce the costs of small scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential and small commercial customers. It is designed to drive community adoption of PV projects across Rhode Island. (Image: National Marker North Smithfield, RI).

  • Block Island Offshore Wind Farm
    Block Island Offshore Wind Farm

    First in the Nation. In 2016, Rhode Island saw the completion and start of commercial operation for the nation’s first offshore wind farm (30-megawatt, 5 turbines).

  • STORMTOOLS
    STORMTOOLS

    STORMTOOLS is a method developed by RI State officials to map storm inundation, with and without sea level rise, for varying return period storms that covers all of Rhode Island’s coastal waters. It is housed at the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan's website: www.beachsamp.org

This website serves as the State of Rhode Island’s primary portal for information and resources on climate change and resiliency. It houses resources for a variety of audiences including RI citizens, State agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and the business community. It addresses how Rhode Islanders are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as how to adapt to the projected effects of climate change such as coastal hazards like sea level rise and storm surge, as well as high heat, drought, and inland flooding.

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