The way we eat impacts everything — our physical health, our mental health, our way of life. And it impacts our planet, too. For too long, food has been left out of the conversation around combating climate change, even though it is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Today, Oct. 16, on World Food Day, we are highlighting how New York City is charting a path forward to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by changing the way we eat.
The Adams administration took the bold step to center food in our climate plan, PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done. Through the plan, Mayor Adams committed to cutting down food-based emissions by 33% by 2030 and challenged our private sector partners to cut their food emissions by 25%. And for the first time in the city’s history, New York also launched an Integrated Citywide Greenhouse Gas Inventory, giving us comprehensive