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OneNYC 2050: New York City’s Green New Deal

New York City has launched a new strategy to tackle climate change, inequality and other social and environmental issues. The strategy calls for the City to end unnecessary purchases of single-use plastic foodware, phase out the purchase of processed meat and halve purchases of beef.

Other actions set out by the strategy include achieving carbon neutral electricity, strengthening infrastructure and the city’s waterfront against a changing climate, and making it easier for people to live healthy lifestyles.

Read more here and read the executive summary here. FCRN readers may be particularly interested in the sections on Healthy Lives and A Livable Climate. See also the Foodsource chapter How can we reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions?

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North America is the northern subcontinent of the Americas covering about 16.5% of the Earth's land area. This large continent has a range of climates spanning Greenland’s permanent ice sheet and the dry deserts of Arizona. Both Canada and the USA are major food producers and some of the largest food exporters in the world. Industrial farms are the norm in North America, with high yields relative to other regions and only 2% of the population involved in agriculture.

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