On December 20, the NYS Climate Action Council voted to release the Draft Scoping Plan for public comment. January 1, 2022, marks the beginning of a comment period to receive feedback from the public as the Council works to develop and release a final scoping plan by the end of 2022. The deadline to provide comments was recently extended to June 10, 2022.
The Council will hold ten public hearings around NYS on the plan: https://climate.ny.gov/CAC-Meetings-and-Materials
The document includes a comprehensive Chapter (15) on Agriculture and Forestry. The NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) was signed into law in 2019 as one of the most ambitious climate laws in the world. The law created the Climate Action Council (the Council), which is tasked with developing a Draft Scoping Plan that serves as an initial framework for how the State will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve net-zero emissions, increase renewable energy usage, and ensure climate justice.
- Read Chapter 15 of the Plan: Agriculture and Forestry:
- Submit Comments before June 10, 2022, on the Agriculture and Forestry Chapter: https://nyserda.seamlessdocs.com/f/DraftScopingComments