We acknowledge that Mayor de Blasio's Administration has made an unprecedented effort to reframe sustainability and resiliency to include equity. However, opportunities abound to have environmental and climate justice more explicitly and robustly addressed.
We hope our recommendations can help strengthen the City's efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of our time. Communities of color should be engaged in these discussions and share the responsibility to achieve a more just and sustainable New York City - we look forward to working with Mayor de Blasio's team and the City Council to that end.
The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance