Central Park Climate Lab Launches With a Mission to Save Urban Parks

A unique partnership will offer tools and resources for protecting urban parks from the effects of climate change.

January 13, 2022, 5:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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The Central Park Conservancy, the Yale School of the Environment, and the Natural Areas Conservancy have launched a new initiative called the Central Park Climate Lab, which will offer research and new tools to help urban parks deal with the effects of climate change.

According to the announcement, published on January 11, 2022, urban parks in the United States are facing vulnerabilities from climate change without a go-to source of information and policy recommendations about how to adapt.

Enter the Central Park Climate Lab. Central Park offers a unique setting to begin studying climate change adaptation in urban parks as it has been impacted by some of the more severe effects of climate change within the past decade. Research will then expand to other New York City greenspaces and select city parks around the country. With the data acquired, the Lab will build on the work of leading researchers in the field to create new, scalable strategies for implementing climate mitigation and adaption protocols.

The announcement is published as part of a website with more to read an explore. Check it out at the link below.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 in Central Park Climate Lab

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