New York City (Mayor) has committed to reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2005 levels by 2050.
This commitment starts with One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future – a plan to retrofit public and private buildings. Every single public building with significant energy use will be upgraded by 2025; private buildings will be given ambitious target reductions and mandates if reductions are not met.
The Plan will lead to an additional 10% reduction in building-based greenhouse gas emissions.
New York is the largest US city to commit to the 80 percent reduction by 2050.
The press release of the NYC Office of the Mayor is here.
London (UK) Mayor commitment is:
* achieving a 60% reduction in London’s CO2 by 2025
* ensuring 25% of London’s energy is delivered through more efficient decentralised energy by 2025
* improving the energy efficiency of London’s homes and buildings
* reducing emissions from transport
Further information (London) is here.