The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

This submission reflects this organization's contribution to the climate effort, representative of their current actions and commitments as well as the ways in which they intend to step up and collaborate with others.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Climate Action Contribution

About The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Climate Efforts

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey embraces the Paris Climate Agreement and has set an interim target for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 35 percent by 2025. This target will demonstrate progress towards and support its long-term commitment to reduce all emissions related to the agency’s facilities by 80 percent by 2050.

Since 2008, the Port Authority has reduced its own emissions by 13% compared to a 2006 baseline. The Port Authority has adopted a roadmap for continuing its emissions reductions through energy efficiency, on and off-site renewables, electric vehicles, and other initiatives. It is also enhancing collaboration with its tenants and partners in sectors like aviation and shipping to advance decarbonization of heavy transportation.

Climate Action Commitments

Current Climate Actions The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Is Taking:


Commit to Joining the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

Join some of the world’s leading businesses that are setting ambitious, ‘science-based’ emissions reductions targets that ensure their GHG reduction targets meet the level of ambition needed to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C.

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Commit to Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure: EV100

Companies and institutional investors joining to EV100 are committed to driving the transition to electro-mobility, leveraging corporate leadership as a crucial catalyst for building market demand and to establishing electric vehicles as the mainstream solution by 2030.

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Commit to Growing the Market for the World’s Most Sustainable Fuels: below50

below50 is a global campaign that brings together companies and organizations who commit to growing the global market for the most sustainable fuels and scaling up their deployment – that is fuels producing at least 50% less CO2 emissions than conventional fossil fuels.

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Areas For Collaboration

We are interested in collaborating on the following:

Efficient Buildings
  • Encouraging more aggressive state energy efficiency policies
  • Supporting building thermal decarbonization and electrification

Electric Vehicles
  • Aggregating demand for electric vehicles with other actors
  • Encouraging more aggressive state targets for electric vehicles and GHG standards
  • Promoting increased charging infrastructure

Local Collaboration
  • Collaborate on climate and clean energy action, and to advocate for stronger climate policy at the local level

Utility Sector
  • Aggregating demand for renewable energy with other actors
  • Encouraging more aggressive state renewable energy policies
  • Supporting states, cities, and utilities in decarbonizing their energy supply

Organization details

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey conceives, builds, operates and maintains infrastructure critical to the New York/New Jersey region's trade and transportation network. These facilities include America's busiest airport system, marine terminals and ports, the PATH rail transit system, six tunnels and bridges between New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, and the World Trade Center.

For more than eight decades, the Port Authority has worked to improve the quality of life for the more than 17 million people who live and work in New York and New Jersey - a region that supports 8.6 million jobs with an estimated gross regional product of more than $929 billion.
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