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Lights from apartments in the Stuyvesant Town- Peter Cooper Village breaks up the blue twilight in New York.
“New York City is a global leader when it comes to taking on climate change and reducing our environmental footprint. It’s time that our investments catch up—and divestment from coal is where we must start,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement Tuesday September 29th, as he launched a campaign to remove the city’s $160 million pension funds from coal investments.
The Mayor has already said he would reduce greenhouse emissions in New York with 40% by 2030 and ultimately with 80% by 2050.
He is not the first New York Mayor to act on climate change. In a reaction to the G. W. Bush rejection of the Kyoto protocol back in 2005, former Mayor Michael J. Bloomberg was an early adapter of the “US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement” initiated by then Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels. 1060 US Mayors ended up signing the agreement where they pledged to go meet or beat the greenhouse emission target in the Kyoto Protocol.