In 2020, work began on the Erie County Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA). This project is assessing the threat of climate change to our community, the sensitivity of the community to those hazards, and the adaptive capacity of the County government to respond to those threats. The CVA is being conducted in partnership with a research team at the University at Buffalo, and with input from our community stakeholders on the Community Climate Change Task Force.
The first milestone of the CVA is the Erie County Climate Hazards Summary Report, which provides a review of the threat of climate change to our local community, and recommends climate hazards that will be the focus of the CVA project. The Draft Climate Hazards Summary Report, as well as a summary video and survey, are available for public review:
- The Draft Erie County Climate Hazards Summary Report;
- A short public input survey about the report.
Assessing Climate Vulnerability in Erie County
The above article, written by Josh Wilson, was published in the NYSAC News - New York State Association of Counties Fall 2021 :The Climate Issue . This article gives an in-depth desription of the CVA project.