The NYC Climate Action Alliance is a growing coalition of New Yorkers -- from individuals to NGOs to businesses and beyond -- committed to helping New York City reach its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050 ("80x50").
Our members believe that climate change is happening and must be addressed, that significant decarbonization is required by 2050 to stabilize global temperatures, that existing technological solutions need to be scaled up and widely implemented, that additional technological solutions can be developed in an environment that supports innovation, and that reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 will require all sectors of New York City to act. Each Alliance member finds its own way, with the support of the NYC Climate Action Alliance, to take meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the City's 80x50 goal.
The founders of the NYC Climate Action Alliance began working together to raise awareness of the need for climate action in their roles as members and chairpersons of the Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Sally Fisk, Pfizer
Jeff Gracer, Sive, Paget & Riesel
Kevin Healy, Bryan Cave
Lauren Kurtz, Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
Mike Mahoney, Pfizer
Adam Stolorow, Sive, Paget & Riesel
Amy Turner, NYC Climate Action Alliance Interim Executive Director