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New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Climate Response

Oct. 7, 2021, 8:36 PM

The New York City Council on Thursday passed a measure that requires the first city-wide plan for adapting to a changing climate.

The bill directs the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability to develop the plan by Sept. 30, 2022. The plan should evaluate risks such as extreme storms, sea level rise, tidal flooding and extreme heat.

  • It must be updated every 10 years and include recommendations for protecting residents, property, and infrastructure.
  • The plan should consider climate effects on people of color and low-income communities, and identify areas of greatest need where measures should be deployed first.
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