Today marks the beginning of the Global Climate Strike, taking place in New York and across the world, and which runs until September 27. Actions will be taking place, bringing together climate activists of all ages to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and to move decisively toward ending the climate crisis. 

Below you will find A People’s Climate Plan for New York City? This pamphlet is being released today, 20 September 2019, in solidarity with the week of Climate Strike actions. The pamphlet, considered a living document, emerges from the work of the Climate Action Lab at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. It crystallizes a year-long series of workshops with activists, researchers, and artists intended to reimagine climate politics through the lens of the city as both the frontline impact zone and the source of grassroots alternatives informed by the imperatives of climate justice.

Read more about the pamphlet here.

Click here to view or download the People's Climate Plan for New York City pamphlet.

The Climate Action Lab invites feedback on this document at [email protected], and we ask you to save the date for November 16, 2019, when a city-wide gathering devoted to popular climate planning will take place at the People's Forum, 320 West 37th Street, NYC. 


Ashley Dawson

Ashley Dawson Ashley Dawson is currently Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He currently works in the fields of environment...

Aurash Khawarzad

Aurash Khawarzad is an Artist, Educator, and Urban Planner. His work uses a combination of research, creative practice, and multi-disciplinary collaboration, as a means of visioning communities. Most recently he created The Upper Manhatta(n) Pro...

Yates Mckee

Climate Action Lab Fellow
Yates Mckee is an art critic and PhD candidate in Art History at CUNY Graduate Center. His writing has appeared in venues including October, Grey Room, Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, Texte Zur Kunst, and The Nation. He was an editor of the movement...

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