PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York

Created: 3/31/2007 -


PlaNYC is New York City's climate change strategy. All of PlaNYC's strategies - from reducing the number of cars to building cleaner, more efficient power plants to addressing inefficiencies in buildings - will contribute to their long term emissions reductions target. In addition, it outlines a plan to embark on a long term planning effort to develop a climate change adaptation strategy, to prepare New York City for the climate shifts that are already unavoidable.

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The government of New York City is organized under the City Charter and provides for a "strong" mayor-council system. The government of New York is more centralized than that of most other U.S. cities, with the city government being responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, and welfare services.


Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Land Use Planning
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Sociopolitical Setting

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