Insights from the Experts: Extreme Heat and Air Quality

The New York Fed gathered experts, including City Forest Credits Executive Director Mark McPherson, for two roundtable discussions to learn about the impact of extreme heat and poor air quality on low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color.

Here are five takeaways from the discussions:

  • Addressing extreme heat and air quality issues requires a holistic approach
  • Need for better geographic data on pollution and health
  • Lowering the barriers to climate adaptations for households
  • Communicating the risk of extreme heat
  • Financing infrastructure improvements at the local level