Mayor de Blasio is confronting our climate crisis and demonstrating to the world what a Green New Deal looks like in practice. As Mayor, he is taking on the fossil fuel industry, getting New York City’s emissions to net zero, building greater resiliency citywide, and creating new clean economy jobs.
- Oversaw divestment of the City’s pension funds from fossil fuels, making New York the first major American state or city to do so,and doubled investments in climate solutions to $4 billion.
- Enacted world-leading retrofit mandates for the city’s buildings as part of NYC’s Green New Deal, creating 25,000 jobs and achieving emissions reductions equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the road.
- Signed Executive Order committing NYC to the goals of the Paris Agreement and released the first city plan in the world to align with the agreement’s 1.5C target.
- Filed pioneering climate litigation against the five largest fossil fuel companies to collect damages for the impacts of climate change.
- Increased citywide solar deployment sevenfold since 2013.
- Locked in an additional nearly 30% GHG reductions, staying on track to achieve a 40% citywide reduction by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050.
- Established a world-leading $20 billion citywide climate resiliency program to protect New Yorkers.