Climate Action

EERA conducts analyses to support the evaluation of policies related to reducing GHG emissions from transportation and other sources.    We help create  and implement  all levels of climate change programs including  local, state,  national and international.  Climate Action plans also help reduce air pollution, improve public health and increase economic development.

 

Sample Project

New York Climate Action Plan

We help support New York’s efforts to develop a Climate Action Plan for the state.  The project includes analysis of numerous policy mechanisms, and involves simulation modeling to evaluate the impacts of these mechanisms on GHG emissions out to 2030 and beyond.  In particular, EERA is responsible for evaluating different alternative fuel pathways using the federal VISION model, as modified for New York specific inputs.  In addition, EERA is responsible for evaluating policy mechanisms aimed at reducing the overall GHG impacts of freight transportation in the state.