Governor Hochul sets bold climate targets, but advocates call for funding pledges

Since the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act was enacted in 2019, setting aggressive benchmarks for NY to reduce its carbon emissions, advocates have been pushing for a funding mechanism to ensure its implementation.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor

Governor Hochul in September, visiting neighborhoods in Queens flooded by Hurricane Ida.

During the first week of the New Year and the start of the legislative calendar, New York state leaders have the opportunity to take an aggressive approach to tackling climate change and environmental issues.

Governor Kathy Hochul delivered her first state-of-state address on Wednesday, detailing her 2022 priorities for pandemic recovery and outlining specific pathways to make New York City the nation’s renewable energy capital. , and put the state on track to meet the goals of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The landmark law, passed in 2019, requires New York to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, by 40% by 2030 and at least 85% by 2050.

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