Adopted April 7, 2014
Climate change poses significant threats to Rhode Island’s health, economy, and environment. Several initiatives, including the Executive Climate Change Council and the Resilient RI Act, have been proposed in recent months in order to address Rhode Island’s growing vulnerability to climate change. The Environmental Council of Rhode Island applauds these and other efforts to address climate change.
In order to inform these and other statewide efforts, the Environment Council of Rhode Island has composed a list of recommendations that should be incorporated into any state effort if it is to adequately address the great challenges climate change poses to our state.