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New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

NYC Climate Justice Agenda Strengthening the Mayor’s OneNYC Plan

APRIL 2016 Copyright © 2016 by New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

NYC Climate Justice Agenda

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance Eddie Bautista, Executive Director Juan Camilo Osorio, Director of Research Pamela Soto, Research Analyst Priya Mulgaonkar, Policy Organizer Annel Hernandez, Community Organizer Case Wyse, NYC-EJA Graduate Fellow Jose Medrano, Graduate Research Assistant

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) would like to acknowledge the multiple contributions of the NYC-EJA member organizations who have helped frame the NYC Climate Justice Agenda, and provided guidance and oversight of this research: Brooklyn Movement Center (Brooklyn); El Puente (Brooklyn); Morningside Heights-West Harlem Sanitation Coalition (Manhattan); Nos Quedamos (Bronx); THE POINT CDC (Bronx); UPROSE (Brooklyn); Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (Bronx)

Brooklyn Movement Center

UPROSE

375 Stuyvesant Ave Brooklyn, NY 11233 (718) 771-7000 www.brooklynmovementcenter.org

166A 22nd Street Brooklyn, New York 11232 (718) 492-9307 www.uprose.org

El Puente

We Stay/ Nos Quedamos

211 South 4th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 387-0404 www.elpuente.us

754 Melrose Avenue Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 585-2323 www.nosquedamos.org

Morningside Heights/ West Harlem Sanitation Coalition

Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

100 La Salle Street #19F New York, NY 10027 (212) 666-6157 www.sanitationcoalition.org

1384 Stratford Avenue Bronx, NY 10472 (718) 328-5622 www.ympj.org

THE POINT CDC

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

940 Garrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10474 (718) 542-4139 www.thepoint.org

166a 22nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11232 www.NYC-EJA.org

This report was published with the support of The New York Community Trust, New York Foundation, and The Scherman Foundation. Cover photos courtesy of: NYC-EJA, Peoples Climate Movement NY, FDNY Incidents, Doug Letterman. 2

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NYC Climate Justice Agenda

TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY............................................................................ 4 A. INTRODUCTION................................................................................... 9 B. OneNYC ANALYSIS: STRENGTHS & SHORTCOMINGS...........14 C. SIRR: ACCOMPLISHMENTS & PENDING ITEMS....................... 37 D. INTERAGENCY PLANNING & COORDINATION........................46 E. OTHER CITY INITIATIVES.................................................................. 51 F. COMMUNITY-BASED INITIATIVES................................................ 53 G. RECOMMENDATIONS....................................................................... 64 APPENDIX.................................................................................................... 70 REFERENCES............................................................................................... 74

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NYC Climate Justice Agenda

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On Earth Day 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio released One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City, (City of New York 2015) hereafter referred to as OneNYC. Past iterations of this report, called PlaNYC under the Bloomberg Administration , focused on economic growth, sustainability, and resiliency. OneNYC introduces equity as a guiding principle for the first time in one of the City’s sustainability and resiliency blueprints, reflecting Mayor de Blasio’s commitment to incorporate an equity framework across New York City government programs and services. Fighting long-term inequity, which has been a historic challenge for the City, is a top priority for this Administration . The decision to inc