Climate Action Council Draft Scoping Plan


The 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. On December 20, the Council voted to release the draft scoping plan for public comment.  January 1, 2022 marks the beginning of a 120-day public 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. 

Read the Draft Scoping Plan [PDF]


Public Comment Period

New Yorkers are encouraged to comment on the draft scoping plan during the 120-day public comment period, beginning January 1, 2022. Public comments can be submitted via the online public comment form, via email, and via U.S. mail. In addition, the Council will hold at least six public hearings across the State, both in-person and virtual, which will follow all appropriate COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. More details about the public hearings will be made available in early 2022. 

Submit Comments