Meetings and Materials

 

The Climate Action Council is responsible for developing a Scoping Plan to reduce New York’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030 and no less than 85 percent by 2050. The Council will be supported by a Just Transition Working Group and sector-specific Advisory Panels, whose members will contribute a diversity of expertise in drafting a suite of recommendations for the Council's Scoping Plan. Together, these groups will determine the emissions reductions strategies necessary to combat climate change, ensuring that the most vulnerable among us benefit from clean energy and guaranteeing that New Yorkers thrive in the low-carbon economy.

Advisory Panels

Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meeting Materials

Monday, August 24, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

Wednesday, November 2, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meeting Materials

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Energy-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meeting Materials

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

 There are no scheduled meetings at this time. 

Past Meeting Materials

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Wednesday, October 29, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Wednesday, December 17, 2020

Monday, February 1, 2020

Monday, February 22, 2021

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Monday, March 8, 2021

Monday, April 8, 2021

Monday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Power Generation Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meeting Materials

 Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020

 Friday, November 20, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Monday, January 11, 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Monday, February 12, 2021

Wednesday, February 22, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Transportation Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meeting Materials

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Electrification and Fuels Roundtable

Public Transportation/Smart Growth Roundtable

Friday, December 18, 2020

Friday, January 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 18, 2021

Market-based Policies and Financing Roundtable

Thursday, January 21, 2021 Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday, March 18, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021

Waste Advisory Panel

Upcoming Meetings

There are no scheduled meetings at this time.

Past Meetings Materials

Friday, December 4, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Monday, January 4, 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Monday, February 22, 2021 Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Just Transition Working Group

Just Transition Working Group

Just Transition Working Group Jobs Study

The 2021 Just Transition Working Group Jobs Study (Jobs Study) is required by New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (Climate Act) to provide a robust understanding of the impacts of climate change mitigation, to assess potential effects on the job market, and to understand impacts to training, education, and workforce development.

Information from the Climate Act provided the foundation for the Jobs Study, supporting the development of research objectives, methodology, and deliverables. The objectives of the study, as outlined in the legislation, are to:

  • Measure the number of jobs created in various sectors to counter climate change, which include but are not limited to the energy, building, and working lands sectors
  • Examine projection of the inventory of jobs needed and skills and training required to meet the demand of jobs to counter climate change, and examine the projected workforce disruption due to community transitions from a low-carbon economy
  • Advise the Climate Action Council on issues and opportunities for workforce development and training related to energy efficiency measures, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies, with specific focus on training and workforce opportunity for disadvantaged communities and segments of the population that may be underrepresented in the clean energy workforce, such as veterans, women, and formerly incarcerated persons

Read the Jobs Study [PDF]

Past Meeting Materials

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Wednesday, November 17, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Thursday, February 23, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Friday, December 3, 2021

Economic Impacts of Investing in Climate Mitigation in New York Forests and Agriculture

Natural and Working Lands Job Study

The Economic Impacts of Investing in Climate Mitigation in New York Forests and Agriculture study supplements the Jobs Study with more detailed estimates of economic impacts in the Natural and Working Lands sectors for three greenhouse gas abatement strategies identified by the Climate Action Council’s Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel (reforestation, afforestation, and dairy farm manure methane management). New York was fortunate to be selected for support by the United States Climate Alliance (USCA) through a competitive process which enabled a team of economists at RTI International to perform the analysis in close collaboration with stakeholders from NYSERDA, The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Agriculture & Markets, USCA, and subject matter experts from the Agriculture and Forestry Advisory Panel. Results of the analysis include jobs and wages by economic development region, levels of greenhouse gas reductions in relation to costs and discussion of co-benefits.

Past meeting materials are updated on this page every Friday. Meeting notes and presentations received from Panels by 5 p.m. ET. Tuesday will be added to the website by Friday of that week.