NY State Regulators Certainly Are Not Climate Change Skeptics

March 21, 2019

A few months from now, New York City again will be hosting a week-long series of events dealing with the climate and steps that are being taken—and that the promoters believe should be taken—to combat climate change. Climate Week NYC 2019, as it is formally known, is run by The Climate Group, an international non-profit with offices in New York City, London, and New Delhi that states on its website that its mission is “to accelerate climate action.” Climate Week, which The Climate Group coordinates with the United Nations and New York City, is an important part of what it does.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) also is a supporter of Climate Week. The agency has a listing for the program on its website, where it also highlights various steps that state authorities are taking in an effort to mitigate the effects of climate change.

This column discusses some of the highlights of Climate Week, scheduled to run from September 23 to September 29, and some of the steps that the state is taking in this area. It concludes with a brief update on a topic I discussed in my November 2018 column (Charlotte A. Biblow, “State (Probably) Will Bring Congestion Pricing to New York City,” NYLJ (Nov. 30, 2018)) that in many ways is related to climate change.

Charlotte A. Biblow, a partner in the environmental, land use and municipal law and litigation departments of Farrell Fritz, can be reached at cbiblow@farrellfritz.com. Reprinted with permission from New York Law Journal, Thursday, March 24, 2019, Vol 261 – No. 54.

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