Local Law 97 (LL97) was passed as a part of the Climate Mobilization Act of 2019 and aims to reduce building emissions in New York City by 40% in 2030 and 80% by 2050. A step in the right direction to reduce NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions, LL97 is the most aggressive and ambitious municipal climate law in the country. Beginning in 2024, LL97 will impose strict yearly GHG emission limits on large to mid-sized buildings (over 25,000 sqft) covered under the law.
On September 12, 2023 the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), with input from the LL97 Advisory Board, released the second set of proposed rules that will help further determine how LL97 will be implemented. This kicked off a public comment period which will end with a public hearing on October 24th at 11am. We need to ensure that the City hears us loud and clear; LL97 needs to be implemented equitably and the law must not be weakened!
Join Climate Works for All on Monday, October 23rd at 10am to tell The City to enforce Local Law 97! Feel free to bring signs and posters. If you are interested in submitting comments to DOB - check out our Local Law 97 Toolkit for Submitting Comments and Testimony on Second Set of DOB Rules.
Event: CW4A Local Law 97 Rally| Location: City Hall Park
Date: Monday, October 23rd 2023 | Time: 10am
The Climate Works for All coalition is a group of labor, community, faith, environmental justice, and climate organizations that have come together to fight climate change and inequality in NYC by demanding a Just Transition for workers and Environmental Justice communities. Our campaigns move us towards an equitable economy, a resilient, livable and healthy climate, and must prioritize justice for low income Black and Brown communities across New York City.
Climate Works for All Membership in alphabetical order includes 350 Brooklyn, 350 NYC, AFSCME DC 37, ALIGN, El Puente, GOLES, IBEW Local 3, Jewish Climate Action Network NYC, People's Climate Movement NY, Professional Staff Congress CUNY, THE POINT CDC, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, New York State Nurses Association, Nos Quedamos, Sierra Club NYC, TreeAGE, UPROSE, Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, WE ACT for Environmental Justice.
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