225P-1 Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is to address the effects of climate change to protect the State's economy, environment, health, and way of life. This chapter establishes the framework for the State to:

(1) Adapt to the inevitable impacts of global warming and climate change, including rising sea levels, temperatures, and other risk factors; and

(2) Mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions by sequestering more atmospheric carbon and greenhouse gases than the State produces as quickly as practicable, but no later than 2045. [L 2014, c 83, pt of 2; am L 2017, c 32, 6, 10; am L 2018, c 15, 3, 4]



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