Climate change has the potential to affect all of New York State, its people, and its varied ecosystems. Public environmental entities and non-profit electricity providers are responding by implementing initiatives to ease the burden to New York.
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
- New York Power Authority (NYPA)
- Long Island Power Authority (LIPA)
- The NYS Sea Level Rise Task Force was created in 2007 by the New York State Legislature to assess impacts to the state's coastlines from rising seas and recommend protective and adaptive measures.
- The Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve is a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NYSDEC, and other New York State agencies, to explore options for protecting shoreline, tidal wetlands and vegetated shallows in the Hudson River from the impacts of sea level rise. (also see the National Estuarine Research Reserve System)
- The New York Climate and Health Project, an effort to improve understanding of the relationships among climate variability, weather, air quality, and human health vulnerabilities, focusing on the 31-county New York metropolitan east coast region.
- The New York State Department of Health Climate-Related Morbidity Study, a project to determine the effects of temperature, humidity, and other weather-related factors on human health.
- A study of the impacts of land use on Hudson Valley water supplies, in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey.
- A study of the impact of climate change and land use patterns on water storage capacity and storm water management practices in the Hudson Valley, in collaboration with The University at Albany.