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Transition to a Decarbonized Region

RPA advocates for policies and investments that can help our region hit ambitious climate targets without triggering other crises of equity, affordability or economic decline.

It’s not enough to create a siloed plan for climate change to fit within and alongside a long-range plan. Careful thinking about adaptation and resilience must be an integral component of every decision, from land use and transportation to how and where we build housing.”


Adding Value
The forests, farmlands, and wetlands in the Mid-Hudson Valley are critical environmental and economic resources for the entire region. Yet the burden of protecting these lands is disproportionately borne by local communities, a tension which undermines efforts to preserve them.
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NY Energy Goals September2019

From the Fourth Plan