Issue general report

Statutory Language:

§ 4(3): "Reduction of emissions by the New York city housing authority. The New York city housing
authority shall make efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by the year 2030
and 80 percent by the year 2050, relative to such emissions for calendar year 2005, for the
portfolio of buildings owned or operated by the New York city housing authority. If the office
determines that such emissions reduction is not feasible despite the best efforts of city government
operations, such office shall report such findings and make recommendations with respect to
policies, programs and actions that may be undertaken to achieve such reductions."

The City's emissions reductions must be achieved through the applicable policies, programs and actions included in PlaNYC, energy efficiency retrofits, and any additional policies, programs and actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, including methods to ensure equitable investment in environmental justice communities that preserve a minimum level of benefits for all communities.