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Assessment and Action Plan: A Report Based on the Ongoing Work of the DEP Climate Change Task Force

Description:

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a comprehensive Climate Change Action Plan to address the effects of atmospheric warming and global climate change on its water supply, drainage, waste water, and water quality protection operations, and strategies for greenhouse gas mitigations.This report presents the initial steps that the DEP has taken over the past four years to address climate change. The report includes the findings and recommendations to date of DEP’s Climate Change Program and Task Force and the immediate actions that DEP is committed to undertaking to further address this critical issue.

Toolkit:

Climate Change Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Adaptation, Assessment, Climate, Environmental Health, Evaluation, Mitigation

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

The City of New York (NY)

Submitted:

04/24/2012

Modified:

04/30/2012

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