Mayor de Blasio Announces Third NYC Panel on Climate Change – Ensuring Best Available Science Informs City’s Policies

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NPCC3 to expand focus to study climate adaptation and equity on neighborhood scale, enhanced mitigation and resiliency across the metropolitan region

NPCC will continue to shape City’s comprehensive resiliency plan – building on OneNYC and integrating growth, resiliency, sustainability, and equity to further City’s role as global leader on climate change

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of the third New York City Panel on Climate Change, which will ensure that the best available climate science continues to inform the City’s resiliency planning. NPCC3 will build on previous NPCC reports and look at climate risks through the lens of inequality at a neighborhood scale, as well as focus on ways to enhance coordination of mitigation and resiliency across the entire New York metropolitan region.

The New York City Panel on Climate Change is an independent body that advises the City on climate risks and resiliency. As the best available data, NPCC science informs the City’s comprehensive climate policies, including its multilayered, city-wide resiliency plan and sweeping sustainability initiatives – in line with President Obama’s recent Executive Order. The NPCC works in partnership with the City, including with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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