Climate change is here. New York City’s housing plan must help turn the tide.
Combating climate change is a global imperative, but the consequences of inaction are felt acutely
right here at home. New York City confronts more extreme weather every year. Extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy, which claimed the lives of 43 New Yorkers and inundated nearly 90,000 buildings containing 300,000 households, are projected to strike with greater frequency. A housing plan that centers around green building principles could accelerate the city’s efforts to combat climate change.