Air - Water - Transportation

Harlem meer lake in Central Park

We will strive to minimize our environmental footprint, reduce dangerous greenhouse gas emissions, and have the cleanest air and water. The City is building on its goal to reduce greenhouse gases by 80 percent by 2050 (80 x 50)—the largest city in the world to make that commitment—by expanding from an initial focus on buildings to including energy supply, transportation, and solid waste as part of a comprehensive action plan to reach our goal. We are committing to a goal of Zero Waste to landfills by 2030. We will keep organics out of the landfill, which will also cut greenhouse gas emissions. The City will make major investments to remediate contaminated land, and ensure that underserved New Yorkers have more access to parks.