• Summer Forum Series: Getting NYC to 80×50

    Posted by   |  May 22, 2017
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    In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio announced an unprecedented commitment to reducing our impact on global changing climate: by 2050, New York City will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent below 2005 levels. While this goal is ambitious, it is wholly necessary. In the absence of federal leadership on climate, New York City must demonstrate concrete actions it can take to help stave off the worst impacts of climate change and inspire other cities around the world to follow suit. Mayor de Blasio has made a laudable commitment to do just that in his “Roadmap to 80 x 50” plan, which includes initiatives to reduce emissions in four critical sectors: transportation, buildings, waste, and energy.

    Achieving these commitments in the long-term is among the greatest challenges facing our city. It will require us to scale up our current efforts with bold, innovative solutions and strong partnerships. That’s why the NYCLV Education Fund is convening top city officials, experts, advocates, and private sector leaders to unpack and tackle some of the key roadblocks to success at our four-part “Getting to 80×50 Policy Forum Series” this June and July. 

    Getting to 80×50: Transportation
    How can we ensure sustainable mobility for all New Yorkers?

    Getting to 80×50: Buildings
    Getting to Net Zero: What needs to be done to radically improve efficiency of heating and cooling systems in buildings, and how will it be funded?

    Getting to 80×50: Waste
    Reimagining the waste stream: If we send Zero Waste to Landfills, where will it go instead?

    Getting to 80×50: Energy
    The transmission challenge: How do we get enough clean energy to New York City?

    Thursday, July 27th
    8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
    295 Lafayette Street, Second Floor
    New York, NY 10012
    RSVP: Energy

    Our NYC 80×50 Policy Forum Series will create the public space for policymakers, experts and innovators to engage in constructive conversation about the future of sustainability and environmental policy in New York City and chart the path forward toward achieving the administration’s historic goals. We hope you can make it to one (or all) of the events.

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