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Climate Smart Communities Coordinators

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Climate Smart Communities Coordinators provide free technical support to municipalities across the state as part of the Climate Smart Communities program (leaves DEC website). Coordinators assist local governments in taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change through outreach, planning, education, and capacity building.

Coordinators also engage communities in participatory climate future scenario planning, developing climate change adaptation and resilience plans, and convening climate and transportation listening sessions to inform sustainable and low-carbon transportation policies.

Working with a Coordinator can improve a community's ability to compete for grant funding. Coordinators can also help create financing strategies for local climate planning and project implementation.

These actions will help New York State meet its requirement of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990 levels by 2030 and will help communities increase their resilience to unavoidable present and future climate change impacts.

Contact the Climate Smart Communities Coordinator (leaves DEC website) for your region to get started.

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