Take actions to promote adaptation and resilience by identifying the most significant climate-related risks.
- Date Due:
- Responsible Entity:
- Take actions to promote adaptation and resilience by identifying the most significant climate-related risks.
- The DEC will take actions to promote adaptation and resilience, including identifying the most significant climate-related risks, taking into account the probability of occurrence, the magnitude of the potential harm, and the uncertainty of the risk.
- ONGOING: In August 2021, DEC released a report titled "Observed and Projected Climate Change in New York State: An Overview," which identifies major observed and projected climate change impacts in New York.
- CLCPA § 9 adds new ECL § 17-a(b)
CLCPA § 9: "Chapter 355 of the laws of 2014, constituting the community risk and resiliency act, is amended by adding two new sections 17-a and 17-b to read as follows:
§ 17-a. The department of environmental conservation shall take actions to promote adaptation and resilience, including:
(a) actions to help state agencies and other entities assess the reasonably foreseeable risks of climate change on any proposed projects, taking into account issues such as: sea level rise, tropical and extra- tropical cyclones, storm surges, flooding, wind, changes in average and 25 peak temperatures, changes in average and peak precipitation, public health impacts, and impacts on species and other natural resources."