Environmental Law

Climate Mobilization Act Update: Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Johnson Announce Appointees to Climate Advisory Board

Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson announced the appointment of a 15-member Climate Advisory Board to assess and make recommendations on various components of the implementation and enforcement of Local Law 97 and recommendations for its rollout. The new Advisory Board, comprised of environmental advocates, building owners and tenant representatives, architects and engineers, and construction industry and public utility representatives, is part of a larger effort required by Local Law 97, which includes establishment of a new office within the Department of Buildings to oversee implementation and enforcement, including the public rulemaking process, as well as completion of a carbon emissions trading study by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. Among other things, the Advisory Board is tasked with preparing a report analyzing various components of Local Law 97 for the Mayor and City Council Speaker by January 1, 2023.

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