Upcoming Meetings

Draft Scoping Plan Public Hearings

The Climate Action Council will hold 10 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the Draft Scoping Plan and advance work on a Final Scoping Plan to guide the implementation of the State’s nation-leading climate goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act).  

Eight in-person hearings and two virtual hearings will be conducted to receive public input. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register.

Pre-register

In-person hearings will be webcast for viewing purposes only. Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. It is not necessary to speak at multiple hearings, as equal weight is given to statements made in each forum. Additionally, equal weight is given to written and oral comments.

List of meetings with location, date, and time information.

Event number: 2595 530 3236
Event password: climate
Call in number: +1-415-655-0003

The virtual public hearings will include live captioning in multiple languages. To view live captioning during the virtual hearings, attendees can join the presentation through PowerPoint Live using a computer or smartphone. View details on how to use PowerPoint Live for live captioning [PDF].

Draft Disadvantaged Communities Criteria Public Hearings

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with NYSERDA will hold 11 public hearings across the State to receive public input on the draft disadvantaged communities criteria under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act). 

Four in-person hearings and seven virtual hearings will be conducted to receive public input. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required for the in-person hearings. Priority in seating and speaking will be given to those who pre-register. Priority in speaking will be given to those who pre-register based on their place of residence for the regional hearings.

Pre-register for in-person hearings

Please pre-register for the virtual hearings using the WebEx links in the below table.

Members of the public who want to provide oral comment must attend either in-person or join a virtual hearing. It is not necessary to speak at multiple hearings, as equal weight is given to statements made in each forum. Additionally, equal weight is given to written and oral comments.

The following table reflects the schedule for the draft disadvantaged communities criteria hearings. Attendees are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the hearing for registration.

Venue-specific information (capacity, parking and public transit options, health and safety protocols) will be supplied for the remaining venues as site visits are completed.

List of meetings with location, date, and time information.