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Climate Change Guidance Documents

Value of Carbon Guidance (PDF) - establishes a value of carbon based on an estimate of net damages incurred as a result of climate change that can be used by State entities to aid decision-making and used as a tool for the State to demonstrate the global societal value of actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Appendix (PDF)
Response to Comments (PDF)
NYSERDA and RFF Document (PDF)

Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA) Implementation Guidance - mainstreaming consideration of climate change

Guide for Assessing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in an Environmental Impact Statement (PDF) - provides instructions to DEC staff for reviewing an environmental impact statement (EIS) that includes a discussion of energy use or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Other state and local agencies may choose to use this guide when serving as lead agency for a project subject to an EIS that includes a discussion of energy use or GHG emissions.


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