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Implementing the NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act
Monday May 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
On Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m., the Columbia County Libraries Association, in partnership with the Columbia County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is offering an informational program on the proposed implementation of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019. This presentation will feature an expert on the subject, former NYS State Senator Jen Metzger, who was an active member of the Senate working group that created the CLCPA. Senator Metzger, a resident of Rosendale, NY, is currently senior advisor to New Yorkers for Clean Power and policy advisor to Partners for Climate Action Hudson Valley.
Earth Day 2022 underscored the urgency of dealing with the global climate crisis. New York State has already passed bold legislation to address the problem, through the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019. And on January 1, 2022, the 60-member body charged with laying out the steps needed to implement the act published its detailed roadmap for public comment
While elected bodies regularly inform the public and invite input on proposed legislation, the scope of New York’s climate act makes public awareness and input especially important, because the changes required to reduce the impacts of global warming will affect major aspects of daily life—not only generating power, transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture but also how we heat and cool our homes, what we purchase, and how we dispose of our waste.
Additional input will be provided by Peter Savio, of Schoharie, NY. Through his 19 years as a NYSERDA program manager, Mr. Savio has extensive experience developing clean energy solutions for commercial and institutional entities large and small and has worked closely with the state agencies that will have primary responsibility for implementing the CLCPA.
Registration is not required.
To attend, use this Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84389585350