The New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) is a critical part of MOR initiatives. NPCC is a Mayor-appointed advisory board of researchers with expertise on issues pertaining to climate change. NPCC’s main charge, as generally articulated in Local Law 42 of 2012, is to provide an authoritative source of actionable information on future climate change and its potential impacts to support City decision-making. NPCC achieves these goals through climate analysis and integrated, transdisciplinary assessment every three years.
NPCC’s fourth assessment initiative (NPCC4) will meet the requirements of local law and the evolving needs of the public good through improved engagement, interactive information dissemination, and new assessment of emerging science on vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation. NPCC is at an exciting juncture where a new leadership team and panel members will be appointed by the City, with the goal of releasing the first in a series of NPCC4 products (e.g. web-based reports, graphics, visualizations, etc) starting in Fall of 2021.
With this request, MOR is seeking nominations for authoritative, representative, and diverse scholars and scientists committed to New York City’s longstanding climate response. MOR will work with previous and new NPCC leadership to evaluate the nominations and identify approximately 15 scientists covering a range of scientific and research disciplines and relevant fields of technical practice (e.g. design, architecture and engineering).
Please download and review the full Call for Nominations before proceeding with nominations. The Call is available here:
Nominations must be submitted using this electronic form by 5 pm Eastern time on Monday, January 6, 2020.
MOR will hold two informational webinars on Thursday, November 21 and Tuesday, December 3 from 12 – 1 pm Eastern time. The webinars are first come, first served and limited to 50 participants each.
If you're unable to join the webinars and would like more information, please review these resources.
Call for Nominations FAQ
NPCC4 Preliminary Planning & Call for Nominations Webinar Presentation
In March, the NPCC released Advancing Tools and Methods for Flexible Adaptation Pathways and Science Policy Integration, which reaffirms the 2015 NPCC projections as the projections of record for New York City.
NPCC3’s key findings include:
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.