New York Mayor Bill de Blasio commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, calling it ‘a moral imperative.’
NEW YORK — With hundreds of thousands of marchers converging on the United Nations climate summit, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio took the opportunity to declare a massive initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, calling it “a moral imperative.”
The 111-page plan, called One City: Built to Last, was strongly supported by the City Council and a diverse network of community-based organizations. Its major focus will be on retrofits of the city’s public and private buildings. In city-owned properties the goal is to cut emissions by 30 percent below 2006 levels in three years.