Ohio Climate Change Resources


Reports by Federal Agencies

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II - Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Midwest

This congressionally mandated report, released approximately every four years, provides a definitive look at climate change and its impacts on the United States. Our team created a 2-page summary of the Midwest chapter highlights.

Climate Change Tree Atlas

This online tool from the USDA Forest Service provides information about the changing ranges of various North American tree species and offers guidance for planting trees now so that they will still be viable in the future.

Smart Policies for a Changing Climate: The Report and Recommendations of the ASLA Blue Ribbon Panel on Climate Change and Resilience

This report from the American Society of Landscape Architects offers guidance for desiging and planning landscaping solutions that work in concert with natural systems to promote resilience, capitalize on the benefits provided by natural systems, and provide greater long-term return on investment while ensuring that plant and animal communities remain viable in the face of climate impacts.

Reports by State Agencies and Statewide Organizations

Climate Smart Agriculture: Building Ag Resilience to a Changing Climate - Presentation Videos

This page provides options to view the presenter videos for an event co-hosted by OSU Extension, the State Climate Office of Ohio, and a number of statewide partners in July 2019.

Ohio Summit on Tools for Extreme Weather and Climate Resilience - Presentation Videos and Summit Proceedings

This page provides options to view the presenter videos and download slides, as well as read the summit proceedings, for an event co-hosted by the State Climate Office of Ohio and a number of federal agencies.

Ohio DOT - Infrastructure Resiliency Plan

This report identifies vulnerabilities to the current infrastructure in Ohio from extreme weather events and changes in climate.

Ohio Public Health Association & Ohio Public Health Climate Resilience Coalition - Climate Resilience in Ohio

This document helps public health officials determine which climate-related events may impact them. It also provides guidance on climate adaptation and identifying populations which may be adversely affected.

Reports by City and Regional Organizations


City of Columbus - Climate Change in Columbus, Ohio

City of Columbus - Climate Change Adaptation Plan


City of Cleveland - Cleveland Climate Action Plan

City of Akron - Greenprint


City of Toledo - City Fact Sheet: Toledo, Ohio


City of Athens - Athens Sustainability Action Plan


City of Cincinnati - Green Cincinnati Plan

City of Dayton - The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Dayton, Ohio

Reports by International Bodies

Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 °Celsius

This special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.