NYC is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 80% by mid-century and is investing $20 billion to adapt our neighborhoods to climate change risks such as flooding, heat, and sea level rise.
New York City continues to lead the globe in the fight against climate change. In the last four years, NYC has committed to an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050 and was the first city to align itself with the 1.5C target of the Paris Agreement. Greenhouse gas emissions are down 15% since 2005 and we will take this further with mandatory retrofits to city buildings and expanding low-carbon transportation options. At the same time, NYC is investing over $20 billion to adapt our neighborhoods to climate change risks such as flooding, heat, and sea level rise. And we are taking the fight straight to the fossil fuel industry for their role in creating this climate crisis by divesting the City’s pension funds from fossil fuels and suing the five investor-owned fossil fuel companies most responsible for climate change.Read More