Earlier this week, New York State’s Climate Action Council Co-Chairs – Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and New York State Energy Research & Development Authority President and CEO Doreen M. Harris – announced the approval and adoption of the New York State Climate Action Council Scoping Plan. The blueprint outlines recommended policies and actions to help meet the goals and requirements of the state’s “nation-leading” Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act.
The scoping plan is available to the public and will be submitted to the Governor and the State Legislature by January 1, 2023. This milestone represents the culmination of more than three years of collaboration, and puts New York on an “aggressive” path to net zero.
“This plan serves as a bold, monumental achievement not just for New York State, but for the nation and the world,” says Seggos. It “centers on equity and climate justice across all sectors, building opportunities for all, and ensuring we have a workforce that can transition as seamlessly as possible in our new clean energy economy.”
Learn more about New York State’s efforts here.