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Governor Hochul Announces $21.5 Million for Climate Solutions

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Governor Kathy Hochul has allocated over $8.5 million for innovative nature-based projects to lower emissions and sequester carbon. This is the first round of funding through the Natural Carbon Solutions Innovation Challenge. An additional $13 million is now available for projects focusing on reducing extreme heat impacts and building emissions, especially in vulnerable communities.

The awarded projects include developing bio-based construction materials, creating hemp-based insulation, and producing carbon-sequestering architectural tiles. Other funded initiatives aim to reduce methane emissions and improve energy efficiency in buildings. These efforts align with New York’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85% by 2050.

Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of these investments in addressing climate change and protecting communities from rising temperatures. More information on the second round of funding is available, with applications due by August 20, 2024.