NYC is facing a climate crisis. The City is not on track to meet its carbon neutrality goals, and New Yorkers are already suffering from the impacts of climate change. Marginalized communities are especially burdened as lower-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately harmed by climate impacts such as extreme heat and flooding, and have not received as many of the benefits of climate solutions — such as greater tree coverage or lower vehicle pollution.
5BORO supports efforts to decarbonize our city and advance environmental justice. We advocate for strategies that build our city’s resilience and protect our communities against the growing threat of climate impacts.