New Plan Starts the Clock on New York’s Commitment to Decarbonize

December 19, 2022
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(NEW YORK, NY) New York State’s Climate Action Council today adopted its final Scoping Plan, a roadmap to achieve the goals identified in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, CLCPA, the state’s flagship climate law. The Plan reflects the increasing need and opportunities to improve climate resilience, electrify end uses, such as transportation and buildings, decarbonize the gas system and create an equitable economy-wide solution to reduce carbon emissions and protect historically disadvantaged and overburdened communities throughout the state. The CLCPA requires every sector of New York’s economy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2030 and by 85% by 2050.

“With this plan, New York establishes pathways to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful pollution to decarbonize its economy, improve public health and safety and manage the increasingly damaging impacts of climate change. EDF looks forward to working with partners and allies across sectors to ensure equitable and rapid implementation of emissions reduction strategies and programs to meet the state’s climate goals.


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