In 2022 MOCR will release a new strategic plan for climate adaptation in NYC. This plan will
- Evaluate the relative impacts of NYC’s multiple climate hazards (coastal storms, sea level rise, higher temperatures, and extreme precipitation)
- Evaluate and incorporate the latest findings in climate science and best practices in climate adaptation, including valuable lessons learned during the post-Hurricane Sandy recovery period
- Articulate and build consensus around a climate adaptation strategy through a targeted sequence of measures (i.e. projects, policies, programs, and partnerships), focusing on implementation for 2022-2050.
In accordance with LL 122 (2021), the plan will identify areas of the city highly vulnerable to climate hazards and consider the potential impact of identified adaptation measures on environmental justice areas.