Saturday, September 1, 2012

NY City Council Institutionalizes Climate Change Panel

The NYC Council passed legislation (Int. No. 834) institutionalizing two panels on climate change. One panel contains scientists and the other consists of health and other agencies that can look at the data and make recommendations that can help us adapt to climate change.

It is the only municipality in the country to act by local law and it is the only one to specifically protect vulnerable populations. The Mayor’s previously appointed panel did not do this. The bill passed 44-0 yesterday.

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