Applicants for Phase II funding for New York City-based projects should reference PlaNYC 2030 for information on the City’s sustainability goals and targets.
In 2007, New York City released PlaNYC, a comprehensive sustainability plan for the City intended to establish a long-term vision for a greener, greater New York. PlaNYC was most recently updated in 2011. The update outlines a comprehensive agenda to accommodate one million additional residents, while enhancing the sustainability of the City in 10 key areas: housing, parks, brown fields, waterways, water supply, transportation, energy, air quality, solid waste and climate change.
The New York City Regional Sustainability Planning initiative under the Cleaner, Greener Communities Program is intended to expand the scope of PlaNYC 2030. Specifically, the goals are to:
- Develop a roadmap to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.
- Quantify the economic benefits of meeting the City’s current goal of a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
- Provide further research into the City’s current greenhouse gas inventory to better understand and report on neighborhood-level emissions and energy use.
New York City’s Regional Sustainability Plan will be released this fall.