“Here in New York City, we recognize our climate crisis for what it is - an emergency - and also that what matters most is not words, but action. With OneNYC 2050, we are demonstrating to the world what a green new deal looks like in practice. Taking on the fossil fuel industry, getting our emissions to net zero, building greater resiliency citywide, and creating an inclusive economy - these may not be easy, but they are necessary if we are to secure a livable future for the next generation. And by taking action now, we are building a strong and fair city for all New Yorkers.”-Daniel A. Zarrilli, Director, OneNYC
The NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs leads New York City’s fight against climate change and manages OneNYC 2050, New York City’s Green New Deal. OneNYC 2050 is a long-term strategy to secure our city’s future against the challenges of today and tomorrow, with bold actions to confront our climate crisis, achieve equity, and strengthen our democracy. We have committed to achieving carbon neutrality – which means a 100% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions – by 2050.
We are investing over $20 billion to protect our people and strengthen our communities, buildings, infrastructure, and waterfront to be more resilient to the impacts of climate change. We are creating good-paying and accessible jobs through our climate action and are ensuring that the transition to carbon neutrality, climate resiliency, and a clean economy is just and equitable, so that no community bears a disproportionate environmental burden or is left behind.
We are taking the fight straight to the fossil fuel industry for their role in creating this climate crisis by suing the five investor-owned fossil fuel companies most responsible for climate change, divesting the City’s pension funds from fossil fuels, and investing in climate solutions. And we are working with cities around the nation and around the world to scale up climate action efforts and share tools, knowledge, and best practices, to ensure climate change and the interrelated issues of equity and social justice are addressed at a global scale.