NYSDEC and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced an Equity and Climate Justice stakeholder roundtable on the development of the State’s Cap-and-Invest Program to reduce the emissions driving climate change. The Cap-and-Invest Program was recommended in the Climate Action Council’s Scoping Plan and proposed in Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State Address. DEC and NYSERDA are developing the program so that greenhouse gas emission reductions are achieved in an equitable manner.

The roundtable will include an overview presentation by State staff, along with a panel discussion with State officials and New York climate justice stakeholders and a question-and-answer session. A second round of pre-proposal stakeholder outreach on the State’s Cap-and-Invest Program will be held later this year.

The Equity and Climate Justice Roundtable is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, and will be live-streamed, with the recording posted online as soon as practicable. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available on the New York Cap-and-Invest website.