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Respondent CDP 2008: New York City

General Information
<>It requirement CDP questionnaire introduction answer like text box attach document

 
<>Where available provide following information organization Organizational Budget millions US$
59000

 
<>Number Employees
360000

 
<>Population city town borough (if applicable)
8274527

 
1 - Risks and Opportunities
Question 1(a)(i) Regulatory Risks
<>Please effect energy climate change related regulation organization (and community) Include forthcoming anticipated regulations
We consider our organization (and community) to be exposed to regulatory risks because... 
possible impact regulation energy prices especially given New Yorkers pay highest energy prices nation

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(ii) Physical Risks
<>How organization (and community) exposed physical risks climate change
We consider our organization (and community) to be exposed to physical risks because... 
coastal city New York City government community particularly risk certain projected climate change impacts including rising sea levels increased frequency intensity coastal storms Additional projected impacts include increased average temperatures longer periods hot weather changes city's precipitation patterns impacts place significant numbers people buildings critical infrastructure risk climate change

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(iii) General Risks
<>How organization (and community) exposed general risks result climate change
We consider our organization (and community) to be exposed to general risks because... 
potential climate change impact city's infrastucture (including transportation energy water communications) public health energy consumption prices

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(iv) Risk Management
<>Has action taken planned action manage general regulatory risks and/oradapt physical risks identified
We have taken or planned action. 
New York City taken numerous steps manage adapt physical risks faces climate change City launched New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force composed city state agencies private companies control New York City's critical infrastructure purpose developing adaptation strategies protect city's critical infrastructure systems climate change Informing task force New York City Panel Climate Change group experts academic legal engineering insurance fields developing New York City specific climate change impact scenarios City launched neighborhood climate change adaptation initiative designed educate inform residents risk communities potential climate change impacts best participate planning decisions city make enhance resiliancy communities Additionally City soon launching comprehensive strategic planning process use risk based cost benefit approach assess potential future adaptation options land use changes large protective infrastructure projects New York City planted 100 000 new trees 2007 way planting 1 000 000 trees 2017 initiative help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions adapt city climate change risks improving air quality stormwater management

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(a)(v) Financial implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects therisks identified risks affect operations
We do not assess current and/or future financial effects because... 
New York City assessed financial effects risks faces climate change citywide adaptation strategic planning process include risk based cost benefit assessment possible adaptation strategies best inform future investment decisions study completed outside organization ranked New York City second U S cities terms economic risk climate change

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(i) Regulatory Opportunities
<>How current anticipated regulatory requirements climate change offer opportunities organization (and community)
We consider that current or anticipated regulatory requirements offer opportunities because... 
regulations generate new green jobs improve energy efficiency New York's new existing buildings Regulations help New York City meet existing sustainability goals reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent 2005 levels 2030 improve local air quality ensure clean reliable energy

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(ii) Physical Opportunities
<>While appreciated climate change expected lead considerable hazards globally scientists predict regions lead longer growing seasons effects regarded beneficial possible physical impacts organization (and community) fall category
We do not consider that current or anticipated physical changes offer opportunities because... 
projected physical changes New York City climate change considered beneficial possible warmer winters result reduced heating demand benefit offset increased cooling demand warmer summers

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iii) General Opportunities
<>How does climate change present general opportunities organization (and community)
We consider that climate change offers opportunities because... 
efforts mitigate greenhouse gas emissions government operations save City hundreds millions dollars energy costs coming decade help improve air quality Private sector investment energy efficiency measures generate jobs reduce energy costs community

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(iv) Maximizing Opportunities
<>Do invest plans invest products services designedto minimize adapt effects climate change
Climate change has led to investment or planned investment in order to maximise climate change opportunities. 
New York City currently assessing investments neccessary adapt city government climate change impacts

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 1(b)(v) Financial Implications
<>How assess current and/or future financial effects theopportunities identified opportunities affect operations
We do not assess current and/or future financial effects because... 
completed assessment hope future

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
2 - Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Accounting
Question 2(a)(i) Reporting Boundary
Calculation tools assist organizations calculating GHG emissions particular activities combustion fuels production processes http //www ghgprotocol org/calculation tools/all tools Organizations new emissions reporting strongly recommended use tools assist calculations used calculation tool list question methodologies
<>Please indicate category best describes theorganizational boundary approach adopted response
a.Operational Control 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(a)(ii) Reporting Year
<>Please explicitly state dates accounting year period GHG emissionsare reported
Start date 01 July 2006End date 30 June 2007Financial accounting year 01 July 2006

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(a)(iii) Methodology
specify methodology used calculate GHG emissions select methodology used using radio buttons used GHG Protocol ISO 14064 1 references calculation tools used explanation calculation methods devised explain data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors used calculations reference supplied calculation tool contact provider calculation tool information used methodology devised explain methodology including methods calculation data sources Global Warming Potentials emission factors
<>Note participants CITIES TOWNS PILOT PROJECTParticpants encouraged use Local Government Operations Protocol indicate providing details “ Other” used Protocol (such Chicago Climate Exchange) indicate
Other 
Local Government Operations Protocol

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol
<>Are able provide breakdown direct indirect emissions Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol analyse electricity consumption

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 1 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 July 2006End date 30 June 2007

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>2262298 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>2030771 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
3921025 MWh

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
270000 MWh

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(i)(y) Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG Protocol Year 2 answers
<>Please enter dates reporting period specified (answer question 2(a)(i)) answer questions period selecting “ Add Additional Year Figures” button end webpage repeat process previous reporting period reporting period possible data going reporting period ending 2004

 
<>Please enter accounting year used report GHG emissions details
Start date 01 July 2005End date 30 June 2006

 
<>Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Total global Scope 1 activity Metric Tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>2015911 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Total global Scope 2 activity metric tonnes CO2 e emitted
<>2051311 CO2e metric tonnes < text="">

 
<>Electricity consumptione Total global MWh purchased electricity
3737696 MWh

 
<>g Total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources
270000 MWh

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(b)(ii) Scopes 1 2 GHG Protocol
<>If unable Scope 1 Scope 2 GHG emissions and/or electricity consumption report GHG emissions able identify description emissions answered 2(b)(i) question 2(c)(i)

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(c)(i) Emissions – Scope 3 GHG Protocol
<>How identify and/or measure Scope 3 emissions
New York City followed Local Government Operations Protocol identifying measuring Scope 3 emissions government operations Scope 3 sources include school buses (a contracted service) taxis livery cabs limousines (government regulated) employee commuting City government employee solid waste

 
<>Please provide possible Details significant Scope 3 sources
FY 2007School buses 31290 metric tons CO2eTaxis livery cabs limousines 1478758 metric tons CO2eEmployee commute 224371 metric tons CO2eEmployee solid waste 78786 metric tons CO2e

 
<>b Details metric tonnes CO2 e GHG emissions following categories Employee business travel

 
<>ii Supply chain

 
<>c Details methodology use quantify estimate Scope 3 emissions
School buses emissions measured based school bus VMT data obtained NYC Department Education Taxis livery cabs limousines emissions based VMT estimated NYC Taxi Limousine CommissionEmployee commute emissions estimated using Census Journey Work data city givernment employees determine mode transit length commute VMT auto motorcycle trips calculated using average speed arterial roadways Employee solid waste emissions calculated using ICLEI's CACP tool waste coefficient adjusted calcuate sequestration organic solid waste Volume characterization solid waste disposed calculated using number CIty employees EPA estimation waste characterization

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(d) External Verification
<>(i) information reported response Questions 2(b) (c) beenexternally verified audited plan information verified oraudited
No (Please go to question 2 (e)) 

 
<>(ii) answer question 2d(i) Yes provide attach copy audit verification statement state plans verification

 
<>(iii) specify standard protocol information hasbeen audited verified

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(e) Data Accuracy
<>Does organization place assess accuracy GHG emissions inventory calculation methods data processes systems relating GHG measurement provide details explain data accuracy managed
Yes, we do have a system. 
GHG emissions inventory accuracy ensured internal auditing review data Utility data electricity natural gas steam centrally collected processed fuel oil vehicle fuel data collected means city agency surveys Custom electricity steam coefficients developed cooperation ConEdison Annual updates City government inventory integrated City's Citywide Performance Reporting tracks City agency performance

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 2(f) Emissions History
<>Do emissions reported accounting year vary significantly compared previous years explain reasons variations
Yes, they do vary significantly. 
Emissions vary FY 2006 2007 reasons including increase electricity heating fuels consumption increase reported methane leaks wastewater treatment plants increase reported fuel consumption city's vehicle fleet impact weather variability (warmer normal winter base year)

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
Yes 
download greenhouse gas inventory visit http //www nyc gov/html/planyc2030

 
Question 2(h) Energy Costs
<>i) identify total costs $ energy consumption fossil fuels electric power want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)
800000000 US$

 
<>ii) percentage total operating costs does represent
1.4 %

 
<>iii) percentage energy costs incurred energy renewable sources
7 %

 
<>More details
New York City government's energy costs approximatetly $800 million FY 2008 projected cost $1 billion FY 2009

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
3 - Performance
Question 3(a) Reduction Plans
<>i) GHG emissions reduction plan place organization (and community) provide details information requested currently plan place explain
Yes, we have a reduction plan in place. (Please proceed to part (ii) ) 

 
<>ii) baseline year emissions reduction plan
2005

 
<>If want information rolling target
New York City community emissions reduction plan uses 2005 baseline year city government emissions reduction plan uses fiscal year 2006 (July 1 2005 June 30 2006) baseline year

 
<>iii) emissions reduction targets period targets extend
New York City set community GHG emissions reduction target 30 percent 2005 levels 2030 city government GHG emissions reduction target 30 percent FY 2006 levels 2017

 
<>iv) activities undertaking reduce emissions renewable energy energy efficiency process modifications offsets sequestration targets set timescales extend
New York City employing multiple strategies achieve community reduction target 30% reduction 2030 improvements city's power supply including repowering existing plants expanding clean distributed generation promoting renewable power (10 6 million metric tons year 2030) improving energy efficiency buildings including improvement existing new buildings increasing efficiency appliances improving city's building energy codes consumer education (16 4 million metric tons year 2030) sustainable transportation measures including increasing public transit promoting transit oriented development improving vehicle efficiency decreasing CO2 intensity fuels (6 1 million metric tons year 2030) New York City government's emissions reduction plan includes measures equipment efficiency operation maintenance improvements existing buildings including audits retrofits (937 000 metric tons year 2017) street lighting improvements (50 000 metric tons year 2017) clean distributed generation (65 000 metric tons year 2017) improvements fleet vehicle efficiency (89 000 metric tons year 2017) implementation Solid Waste Management Plan (192 000 metric tons year 2017) emerging technologies (42 000 metric tons year 2017) efficiency new buildings (17 000 metric tons year 2017) energy efficiency improvements methane capture wastewater treatment plants (286 000 metric tons year 2017)

 
<>v) investment required achieve targets time period
New York City government allocated 10 percent total energy budget year fund energy efficiency measures committment $900 million years total cost achieve 30% reduction City government GHG emissions estimated $2 3 billion

 
<>vi) emissions reductions associated costs savings achieved date result plan
City's Long Term Plan Reduce Energy Consumption Greenhouse Gas Emissions Municipal Buildings Operations released July 2008 emissions reductions costs savings realized

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(b) Emissions Intensity
<>i) appropriate measurement emissions intensity organization
Other 
New York City does use emissions intensity metric government operations

 
<>Please organization’ s emissions intensity figure measurement given want enter number 1 ensure use decimal point (e g 0 3) comma (e g 0 3)

 
<>iii) organization developed emissions intensity targets
No, we have not developed emission intensity targets for the following reason(s): 

 
<>a) answer (iii) yes state emissions intensity targets

 
<>b) answer (iii) yes state reductions emissions intensity achieved targets time period

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) Planning
<>Do forecast organization’ s future emissions and/or energy use
Yes, we do. (Please answer questions (i) to (iii) below.) 

 
<>i) provide details forecasts summarize methodology used assumptions able quantified forecasts Scope 1 Scope 2 emissions and/or electricity consumption enter numerical data page
business usual scenario New York City government emissions forecasted rise compound annual growth rate 1 2% year 2008 2017 rate determined calculating growth rate FY 2001 FY 2007 adjusting rate downward account increase fossil fuel prices decreases tax revenue current downturn economic activity

 
<>ii) factor cost future emissions capital expenditure planning
N/A

 
<>iii) considerations impact investment decisions
N/A

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 3(c) (i) Planning Forecasted emissions/electricity use Year 1 answers
page gives opportunity numerical forecasts emissions electricity use possible provide emissions forecasts reporting periods Use “ Add additional year figures” button end page enter emission forecasts successive reporting periods Note enter numbers punctuation example use 2000 instead 2 000
<>Please enter accounting period used report GHG emissions details
Dates selected

 
<>Forecasted Scope 1 Direct GHG Emissions provide Forecasted Total global Scope 1 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>Scope 2 Indirect GHG emissions provide c Forecasted total global Scope 2 emissions Metric Tonnes CO2 e

 
<>Forecasted electricity consumptione Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity

 
<>g Forecasted total global MWh purchased electricity renewable sources

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
4 - Governance
Question 4(a) Responsibility
<>Does Elected Official executive body overall responsibility climate change state overall responsibility climate change managed answer parts (i) (ii)
Yes, an executive body does have overall responsibility for climate change. 

 
<>i) Elected Official executive body overall responsibility climate change
New York City Mayor's Office Long Term Planning Sustainability overall responsibility developing implementing strategies mitigating adaptating climate change 2007 Mayor Michael Bloomberg released PlaNYC New York City's comprehensive sustainabililty plan details strategies New York City employ achieve community carbon reduction goals

 
<>ii) mechanism Official executive body reviews organization’ s progress status regarding climate change
New York City Mayor's Office Long Term Planning Sustainability released Progress Report April 2008 report published annually track progress city making achieveing goals PlaNYC Additionally city government developing new sustainabiliity indicators integrated city's performance management reporting allow frequent reporting progress status New York City's climate change mitigation adaptation initiatives

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(b) Individual Performance
<>Do assess provide incentive mechanisms individual management climate change issues including attainment GHG targets provide details
No, we do not. 

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
Question 4(c) Communications
<>Please indicate publish information risks opportunities presented organization (and community) climate change details GHG emissions plans reduce emissions
Yes 
City New York published different sources information risks opportunities presented climate change including New York City Department Environmental Protection Climate Change Program's Assessment Action Plan Long Term Plan Reduce Energy Consumption Greenhouse Gas Emissions Municipal Building Operations New York City Inventory Greenhouse Gas Emissions PlaNYC

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

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Question 4(d) Public Policy
<>Do engage policymakers possible responses climate change including taxation regulation carbon trading provide details Organisations responsibility government policy climate change invited outline policies
Yes 
City New York engages regularly policymakers state federal government various possible responses climate change including convening New York City Energy Planning Board New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force Green Codes Task Force (with U S Green Building Council) serving members New York State Sea Level Rise Task Force NYSERDA Adaptation Assessment

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
8 - Feedback
Question 8(a) Feedback
<>Please provide feedback questionnaire comments welcome

 
<>Would like provide additional information relating question provided
No 

 
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