Mayor Bloomberg Outlines Ambitious Proposal to Protect City Against the Effects of Climate Change to Build a Stronger, More Resilient New York
Multi-Year Investments to Fortify Vulnerable Neighborhoods and Increase Economic Development Across the City -- Including Areas Recovering from Hurricane Sandy
Mayor's Report -- "A Stronger, More Resilient New York" -- Available on www.nyc.gov
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today presented "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," the comprehensive and ambitious report that analyzes the city's climate risks and outlines recommendations to protect neighborhoods and infrastructure from future climate events. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg launched the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency and charged it with recommending steps the City should take to protect against the impacts of climate change. Under the leadership of Seth W. Pinsky and using the foundation built through the City's comprehensive sustainability agenda, PlaNYC, the Special Initiative produced the 430-page report, "A Stronger, More Resilient New York," with more than 250 specific recommendations to further fortify the city against climate events. The Mayor released the report today in an extensive presentation to elected officials, business and community leaders and leading climate experts at the Duggal Greenhouse -- which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and has since reopened as one of the Brooklyn Navy Yard's 330 businesses.