80 x 50
Climate change is an existential threat to humanity, and New York City is particularly vulnerable to its effects. We are committed to combating this threat by reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions.
Challenges & Opportunities
New York City, a city built primarily on islands and with 520 miles of shoreline, is vulnerable to the effects of climate change in a number of ways, including rising sea levels, extreme storms, and heat waves.
To reach 80 x 50 the City must reduce 43 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions: nine million metric tons from power production, seven million metric tons from personal and commercial vehicles, two million metric tons from the disposal of solid waste, and the remaining 25 million metric tons from energy used in buildings.