Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
April 2024

North Carolina Heat Action Plan Toolkit

North Carolina Heat Action Plan Toolkit cover

With climate change driving more frequent and intense heat events, the North Carolina's Heat Action Plan Toolkit aims to help communities adapt and build resilience to extreme heat. Primarily targeted for use by local governments, including health and emergency management departments, the toolkit focuses on approaches to reduce the human health impacts of increasing temperatures and heat waves.

Development of the Heat Action Plan Toolkit was led by the NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency in partnership with the State Climate Office of North Carolina and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Carolinas Climate Adaptation Partnership, with support from the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Duke University Heat Policy Innovation Hub, National Weather Service – Raleigh Forecast Office, NC Emergency Management and the Chatham County Public Health Department.