Climate change projections for New York State that have been updated since the 2011 ClimAID Report, based on up-to-date datasets, improved baseline scenarios, and the latest generation of climate models and emissions projections.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) | September 2014
This document provides a general synthesis of highlights from a larger technical report that includes much more detail, case studies, and references (Responding to Climate Change In New York State: The ClimAID Integrated Assessment for Effective Climate Change Adaptation in New York State.)
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) | 2011
The ClimAID assessment provides information on climate change impacts and adaptation for eight sectors in New York State: water resources, coastal zones, ecosystems, agriculture, energy, transportation, telecommunications, and public health. Observed climate trends and future climate projections were developed for seven regions across the state. Within each of the sectors, climate risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation strategies are identified. Integrating themes across all of the sectors are equity and environmental justice and economics. Case studies are used to examine specific vulnerabilities and potential adaptation strategies in each of the eight sectors. These case studies also illustrate the linkages among climate vulnerabilities, risks, and adaptation, and demonstrate specific monitoring needs. Stakeholder participation was critical to the ClimAID assessment process to ensure relevance to decision makers across the state.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) | November 2011
This volume is a continuation of the NPCC assessment process that began in 2008 with some significant advances that reflect the growing sophistication of climate science research and the evolving policy agenda to which it must respond. The report provides the City of New York with projections of its climate to the end of the century, both static and dynamic coastal storm surge modeling, and next steps in the development of an indicators and monitoring system for climate change impacts and adaptation. The assessment process is innovative because it looks beyond critical infrastructure and its vulnerability to climate change (a highlight of the first NPCC), and more directly focuses on what a more dynamic climate will mean for the everyday experience of the city’s residents—for example, regarding health impacts.
New York Academy of Sciences | January 2015
A comprehensive roadmap to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers. The Plan coordinates Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s major new energy initiative, known as Reforming the Energy Vision (REV). The initiatives outlined in the State Energy Plan, along with private sector innovation and investment fueled by REV, will put New York State on a path to achieving the following clean energy goals: 1) 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels' 2) 50% of energy generation from renewable energy sources; and 3) 600 trillion Btu increase in statewide energy efficiency.
New York State Energy Planning Board | 2015