In a city that is built to last, our homes and workplaces will require less energy for heating, cooling, and power. The energy those buildings will need comes from renewable sources that do not pollute our air and water or dangerously increase global temperatures. Residents of a city built to last are protected from rising sea levels and extreme weather.
Global climate change is the challenge of our generation. The stakes are high—for New Yorkers and for the world.
For this reason, New York City is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050—the level the United Nations projects is needed to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change—and will chart a long-term course for a total transition away from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy.
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