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From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York's Evolving Sustainability Policy

May 1, 2015 by Steven Cohen

One of the signature accomplishments of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the development and implementation of the city's first sustainability plan. Bloomberg saw projections of New York's growth and realized that environmental goals needed to be integrated into the city's future.[read more]

Bloomberg Challenges Multifamily Buildings to Reduce Energy Waste: NYC Real Estate Industry Accepts

January 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

NYC Building Waste

Some good news out of the departing Bloomberg Administration in NYC – citywide climate change pollution is down 19% since 2005. This means that the city is already nearly two-thirds of the way toward reaching its PlaNYC goal.[read more]

To Beat Climate Change, Must Obama Win?

November 6, 2012 by David Thorpe

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Here's the logic of this post:The latest science says we're heading for over 6 degrees C warming. Romney will do nothing but make this worse Obama must winThen go to Doha and help broker a global pact on limiting emissions. Following Hurricane Sandy, and more bad news on climate change today , there has never been so much at...[read more]

How to Protect Our Communities from Climate Change and Extreme Weather Like Sandy

November 3, 2012 by Frances Beinecke

Debris in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Photo Credit: Sunset Parkerpix.

Experts used to discuss climate change in terms of computer models and scientific forecasts. Now Americans are talking about it in its most urgent terms: people’s lives. When climate change intensifies extreme weather like hurricanes and droughts, our families—and our homes, jobs, neighborhoods, and plans for our children—feel the brunt.[read more]