Policy

The Climate and Resilience Education Task Force, comprised of NGOs, teachers, climate scientists, students, parents, City, State, and Federal agencies, was launched on May 31, 2018 - a day when many out-of-town guests were convening in New York City to attend the first RiSC Summit on June 1st at Brooklyn College. It was suggested that the RiSC team convene a meeting with stakeholders to discuss the prospect of working together to expand climate and resiliency literacy in New York City. The meeting was successful and generated interest in continuing the conversations. The Task Force has met regularly since then and is convened by the National Wildlife Federation. In November 2018, the body sent a letter to NYC's Chief Climate Policy Advisor, Dan Zarrilli, asking the city to publicly express its support for climate and resiliency education in the next iteration of NYC's strategic plan, OneNYC2050, published April 2019. The request was acknowledged on page 21,Volume 7, 'A Livable Climate.'

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