For more information on 80x50:
- New York City's 80x50 goal and Roadmap to 80x50 report.
- Approximately 70% of New York City's greenhouse gas emissions come from buildings. Learn more about NYC's Greater, Greener Buildings Plan.
- Learn more about the City's transportation, waste, solar energy and energy supply programs.
For more information on the Paris Climate Accord and New York City's Executive Order No. 26:
- The Paris Climate Accord was reached on December 12, 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Nearly every country in the world, including the United States, signed on to the accord.
- On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Accord.
- In response to the U.S. withdrawal, many states and cities, including New York City, vowed to commit to the principles agreed to by the United States and others in the Paris Climate Accord. Mayor de Blasio made this commitment via Executive Order No. 26.
Actions you can take:
- Talk to your friends, neighbors, employers, landlords and elected representatives about climate change. Tell them that it's an issue that matters to you. Even isolated conversations can help others realize the vital threat that climate change poses to our city.
- Check out this amazing, comprehensive list from Curbed listing 101 things you can do to help fight climate change.
- Encourage your landlord, co-op or condo board or employer to take advantage of the NYC Retrofit Accelerator program, which advises private property owners on energy efficiency improvements that can be made to existing buildings.
- Encourage your employer to join the New York City Carbon Challenge, or look for other ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your office.
- We are always updating this list, so check back often!