Meet Your Mayor

Climate Change

Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on climate change issues to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Building Upgrades

NYC’s Climate Mobilization Act requires owners of large buildings to ensure they meet tough energy efficiency standards tied to the letter ratings posted at their entrance. Some landlords, condos and co-ops complain that they will be hard pressed to meet the mark.

Question 1 of 4

By 2024, big NYC buildings will have to meet energy efficiency targets or face fines. Which one of the following should the next mayor prioritize to make sure they don’t fall short?

Candidates who agree with you

Flood Zones

Superstorm Sandy devastated low-lying coastal neighborhoods, which remain at risk of rising seas and storm surge. Many proposed interventions to protect these areas are incomplete or not even started.

Question 2 of 4

What should the next mayor’s top priority be for neighborhoods in the most vulnerable flood zones?

Candidates who agree with you

Gas Hookups

NYC’s current mayor vowed to ban natural-gas hookups in new construction by at least 2030 as a measure to reduce reliance on greenhouse gas-emitting fuel sources.

Question 3 of 4

NYC’s current mayor vowed to ban gas hook-ups in new construction by 2030. Are you on board?

Candidates who agree with you

Organic Waste

The city Department of Sanitation will soon resume separated collection of food scraps and other organic waste after a pandemic suspension — but only in limited areas that previously received the service and only for addresses that request it.

Question 4 of 4

The newly revived organic waste recycling program will be available only in some community districts and only on demand. Should that change?

Candidates who agree with you

Your Climate Change Matches

  • June 15, 2021: Added quotes for Curtis Sliwa on building upgrades and organic waste.
  • June 8, 2021: Updated Ray McGuire’s answer on organic waste and added answer on building upgrades.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.