Roberta Groch, AICP
Climate Change & Resilience
Rhode Island is already facing the challenges of climate change, including more frequent flooding events, rising sea levels, and overall changing precipitation patterns. These changes will affect citizens’ daily lives and will have serious consequences for Rhode Island’s citizens and infrastructure.
The Division of Statewide Planning includes climate change in its planning efforts and assessments. The Division also regularly engages in projects, studies, and assessment that address specific issues related to climate change that will help inform decision makers in their planning processes.