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NYC Mayor Announces Environmental Policy Team With a Focus on ‘Climate Justice’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams 

Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Monday announced three veteran environmental policy makers to lead climate policy for the city, providing a first look at how aggressively he plans to address environmental issues and his focus on what he called “climate justice.”

Rohit Aggarwala will become the city’s chief climate officer and commissioner of its Department of Environmental Protection. Aggarwala, an international and public affairs professor at Columbia University, formerly served as director of New York’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability under former mayor Mike Bloomberg, founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.