Advisory Panel/Working Group Recommendations

Technical Analysis

Integration Analysis

To inform and support the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan, an integration analysis was developed to estimate the economy-wide benefits, costs, and GHG emissions reductions associated with pathways that achieve the Climate Act GHG emission limits and carbon neutrality goal. This integration analysis incorporates and builds from Advisory Panel and Working Group recommendations, as well as inputs and insights from complementary analyses, to model and assess multiple mitigation scenarios. Key results, drivers, and assumptions are available below.

Supporting Studies

The Integration Analysis incorporates key assumptions and insights from a range of complementary analyses, including the Power Grid Study, ongoing buildings and transportation roadmap efforts, assessments of bioenergy potential, and detailed studies of GHG mitigation potential for HFCs and the oil and gas sector.

Climate Impacts

The New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse (NYCCSC) is a regional gateway to data and information relevant to climate change adaptation and mitigation across New York State. It provides climate science data and literature and other resources for policy-makers, practitioners, and the public, to support scientifically sound and cost-effective decision making.

On November 4, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the launch of a multi-year study, New York State Climate Impacts Assessment: Understanding and Preparing for Our Changing Climate, to explore how climate change affects communities, ecosystems, and the economy in New York State.... This collaborative climate research effort led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) and conducted in partnership with academic institutions, science organizations, community leaders and industry representatives, among others, to better understand and document the current impact of climate change across the state, what future impacts may be, and how the state can better prepare for them.

Led by NYSERDA, the Assessment will provide a credible, science-based analysis of what to expect from climate change in New York under various scenarios and will seek to convey this information in ways that are actionable, relevant, and easy to understand. Nearly 80 individuals representing more than 60 different organizations across the United States and Canada will be involved in developing the Assessment which will help residents, businesses, and decision makers across the state better plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change on our systems and infrastructure. The Assessment will incorporate the latest data, models, and scientific understanding of climate change.

These resources will be made publicly available on NYSERDA's website once the assessment is completed, which is expected in early 2023.