“The New York Climate Action Council reached a milestone in the State’s work to achieve its goals in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).
The Climate Action Council’s seven advisory panels, along with the Just Transition Working Group, submitted their recommendations for the Council to consider in the Scoping Plan draft. The draft will help guide achievement of the Climate Act’s goals to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, ramp up renewable energy development, and put the State on the path to carbon neutrality economy-wide by 2050.
In addition to the work of the Climate Action Council, State agencies are already meeting other requirements of the Climate Act, including:
Advancing New York’s actions to address climate change in 2020, DEC and NYSERDA released the Value of Carbon guidance to help State agencies estimate the value of reducing carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions in decision-making”
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Channel 10 News 11 May 2021.