Climate change will have severe and long-term effects on New York City residents. Although most New Yorkers will suffer from some aspects of climate change, poor and low-income residents will be hardest hit. Low-income communities sit at a nexus of physical, political, and financial forces that leaves them most vulnerable to extreme weather events and other impacts of climate change.
Through Climate Works for All, we have an unprecedented opportunity to simultaneously solve our jobs crisis, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The platform details ten bold proposals to make our city more resilient, create nearly 40,000 good jobs each year, and cut our annual greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 12 million metric tons of carbon equivalent. The growing coalition is anchored by ALIGN, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, and the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.