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Rapid Research and Assessment on COVID-19 and Climate in New York City

In May 2020, the New York City (NYC) Mayor’s Office of Climate Resiliency (MOCR)began convening bi-weekly discussions, called the Rapid Research and Assessment (RRA)Series, between City staff and external experts in science, policy, design, engineering,communications, and planning. The goal was to rapidly develop authoritative, actionableinformation to help integrate resiliency into the City’s COVID response efforts. […]

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Clean and Resilient Power for Caribbean States

The Caribbean hurricanes of 2017 made clear that many of the islands’ power systems are woefully unprepared to withstand the increasingly severe weather events that climate change is generating. Perhaps no island exemplified this inadequacy better than Puerto Rico; one month after hurricane Maria barreled into the island, approximately eighty percent of its population was […]

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Sept. 22, 2017 – Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and the WTO

Disciplining Fossil Fuel Subsidies for Climate Mitigation and SDGs: A Job for the Trade System? Friday, September 22, 6:00-7:30pm NYU School of Law Pollack Colloquium Room, 9th Floor 245 Sullivan Street New York, NY 10012 Recent studies estimate fossil fuel subsidies to $5.3 trillion or 6.5 % of global GDP. Such subsidies are associated with […]

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Sept. 21, 2017 – We’ll Always Have Paris…Right?

Thursday, September 21, 6:00-7:30pm NYU School of Law Vanderbilt Hall 214 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE Although the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed in 2015 and came into force in 2017, it was only a shell of an agreement. Many details and rules remain to be worked out […]

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Sept. 20, 2017 – Carbon Pricing: Yes. But How?

Wednesday, September 20, 5:00-6:30pm NYU School of Law Snow Dining Room, 4th Floor 40 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012 REGISTER HERE Carbon pricing has an important role to play in providing a broad signal to shift the world’s economies in order to reach the objectives of the Paris Agreement. A recent report of […]

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NYT: New York City Should Grade Buildings on Energy Efficiency

“As President Trump retreats from his predecessor’s efforts to tackle climate change, it is more important than ever that our cities and states develop tools to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions responsible for the planet’s warming. In New York City, this means first and foremost cutting energy use in buildings, which accounts for over two-thirds […]

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March 2017: Building blocks: a strategy for near-term climate action

Authors: Richard Stewart, Michael Oppenheimer and Bryce Rudyk The Paris Agreement cemented a new framework for global climate policy based on the voluntary and non-legally binding emission reduction actions by both developed and developing countries. The building blocks strategy for climate action discussed in this Special Issue is well adapted to and strongly complements this […]