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dc.contributor.authorMayer, Lindsey
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-28T17:22:04Z
dc.date.available2020-10-28T17:22:04Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/1508
dc.description.abstract55% of the world’s population lives in cities(United Nations 2018). Cities are responsible for high pollution levels, with urban areas making up for 67% of greenhouse gases (World Bank 2018). The question is what are cities doing to mitigate climate change since urban areas are massive contributors to pollution? International organizations are in place for cities to partner together on the topic of climate change. The New Urban Agenda gives cities a framework to mitigate climate change while the C40 transnational climate network gives city leaders the opportunity to share ideas on addressing climate change. To understand the progress cities have made, Helsinki and Copenhagen are closer to a zero-carbon reality. When looking at New York Cities’ effort compared to other cities, New York City has made progress in reducing its carbon dioxide level, but the city still has room for improvement. New York City has seen a decrease in carbon dioxide in the building sector and the waste sector. There has been only a .1 percent decrease in emissions from transportation between 2014 and 2015. Looking at specific policy, New York City must be pushing for sustainable alternatives that lower greenhouse gas emissions.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Political scienceen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectUrban planningen_US
dc.subjectNew York Cityen_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING::Landscape planningen_US
dc.subjectCompostingen_US
dc.titleComposting the Big Apple: climate mitigation efforts in New York Cityen_US
dc.typeHonor's Projecten_US
dc.description.versionNAen_US
refterms.dateFOA2020-10-28T17:22:05Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY College at New Paltzen_US
dc.description.departmentHonorsen_US
dc.description.degreelevelN/Aen_US


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