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Climate Change and Energy

Strategizing from Sussex to Stone Harbor: Water Infrastructure in New Jersey’s Climate Strategy

Monday, July 19th, 2021

When thinking about climate change in New Jersey, it is easy to focus on the most obvious threat: coastal flooding from sea level rise. However, climate change will have a number of effects on New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Draft Climate Change Resilience Strategy recognizes these issues and is an important first step toward adapting New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure for an uncertain future.

Incorporating Climate Change: It’s the Law

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

The science is clear: climate change is here, and its threats are only going to grow more pronounced. But, carefully coordinated efforts can simultaneously protect New Jerseyans from these threats and spur economic activity, making our state that much stronger. That was the message from four senior-level officials from Governor Murphy’s administration at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference, hosted by New Jersey Future and the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Tracking Progress on Environmental Justice

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

One of the first situations in which New Jersey’s resolve for advancing environmental justice will be tested is in the spending of proceeds from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program. Participating states are required to use the proceeds from CO2 allowance auctions for programs that are designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of clean energy sources, but it is up to each state to decide exactly where (geographically) this money will be spent.

All Boats Rise: Investing in Climate Resilience & Communities

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

The science is clear: climate change is here, and its threats are only going to grow more pronounced. But, carefully coordinated efforts can not only protect New Jerseyans from these threats, but can help spur economic activity, as well, making our state that much stronger. That was the message from four senior-level officials from Governor Murphy’s administration at the 2021 Planning and Redevelopment Conference, hosted by New Jersey Future and the NJ Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Can the Reduction in Travel Prompted by COVID-19 Be Sustained?

Monday, March 15th, 2021

When people drive less, greenhouse gas emissions go down. There are many ways to help people drive less—working from home is one of them, but we can also reduce the need to travel by car by building things closer together, reducing the distances between people’s desired destinations.

Want to Get Ahead of Flooding? Use NJF’s New Tool, the Enhanced Model Stormwater Ordinance

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Municipal leaders should use New Jersey Future’s new tool to update their town’s stormwater ordinance as soon as possible to increase green infrastructure and reduce flood risk. 

New Jersey Future to work with regional campaign for resilience

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

New Jersey Future is proud to be an inaugural member of the important and growing Rise to Resilience coalition, a group of New Jersey and New York residents, leaders in the business, labor, and justice communities, volunteer organizations, scientists, and environmental advocates.

New Jersey Future and NJDEP release report of local options and actions for resilience

Friday, March 13th, 2020

New Jersey Future analyzed 350 innovative strategies applied in 76 cities or regions that could serve as model initiatives to develop the 15 strategies detailed in the Local Options/Local Actions: Resilience Strategies Case Studies report for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). 

Climate-Ready CSO Solutions Forum

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

New Jersey Communities Discuss Climate Change Impact on Multi-Billion Dollar Sewer Improvement Plans.

Resilience planning in Medford

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

As part of New Jersey Future’s Community Rating System (CRS) planning assistance program, Medford, NJ met with NJF’s planning team on Dec. 19 to begin the process of becoming a CRS community.

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