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To identify, study and monitor the causes and consequences of climate change on Cape Cod as a basis to guide and develop science-based policies, strategies and actions that governments, businesses, organizations, and individuals can pursue to:

  • improve the region’s resilience to climate hazards; and
  • mitigate climate change on Cape Cod through reducing net regional greenhouse gas emissions in support of the framework and targets established by the Commonwealth.



A public comment period on the Draft Cape Cod Climate Action Plan is now open. Comments will be accepted through June 1, 2021.  Comments can be submitted via email to, in writing to Cape Cod Commission, P.O. Box 226, 3225 Main Street, Barnstable MA 02630, or by phone by calling 508-744-1271.  The draft version of the plan can be found here. Veja aqui o resumo do Plano em português. 



COMPONENTS OF THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN2021 01 14 Cape Cod Commission Workshop


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Feb 05, 2021
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Cape Cod-Executive Summary
these analyses demonstrate that without action on climate change, the impacts on the economy, communities, and resources of Cape Cod will be severe …
5M pdf
Feb 02, 2021
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Cape Cod - Technical Report
make the case that without action on climate change, the impacts to Cape Cod’s economy, communities, and resources will be …
372K pdf
Dec 15, 2020
Legal and Jurisdictional Analysis-Select Climate Change Related Laws
TO: Cape Cod Commission Climate Action Subcommittee … by cities for which the relevant legal authority or consistency with state laws has not been analyzed by a court …
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