The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) is a critical part of MOR initiatives. New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), a 20-member independent advisory body that synthesizes scientific information on climate change and advises City policymakers on local resiliency and adaptation strategies to protect against rising temperatures, increased flooding, and other hazards. NPCC started in 2009 and was codified in Local Law 42 of 2012 with a mandate to provide an authoritative and actionable source of scientific information on future climate change and its potential impacts.
The Panel will be led by a team of five co-chairs who possess a broad spectrum of disciplinary expertise including climate science, demography, engineering, geography, vulnerability analysis, global change, architecture, and urban planning. Both the full NPCC and its leadership team were selected to ensure a diversity of backgrounds, research disciplines, and fields of technical practice.
NPCC assessments have a longstanding track record of supporting the City's ongoing efforts to ensure that New York City is prepared to withstand and emerge stronger from the threat of climate change. NPCC assessments, and the underlying climate science, have helped the City, among other things:
The MOR/NPCC Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for students and post-doctoral researchers to work with The City of New York and the NPCC to advance critical research that will help the City adapt to climate change, take actions to mitigate its future impact, and build a more equitable and resilient future.
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This NPCC map predicts how each borough would be affected by sea level rise.
In the coming years NYC will grow hotter.
Heavy rainfall has been increasing with more expected in the coming years.