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MTA Green/Sustainability Information

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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MTA carbon emissions reporting

MTA is endeavoring to voluntarily identify and track instances of greenhouse emissions and the measures taken toward their avoidance, in order to work effectively towards reducing its own carbon footprint while contributing to the public’s understanding of the role mass transit plays in reducing carbon emissions. MTA is a Founding Member of The Climate Registry and annually reports data via The Climate Registry Information System (free login required). The latest verified reports are available there. You can also read them here, see the latest below under Carbon Accounting Reports.

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

In November 2019, MTA joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Through the SBTi, which is a joint partnership between the U.N. Global Compact, CDP, the World Resources Institute, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the MTA will develop a defined set of emissions reduction targets using the most up-to-date climate science to help keep the global temperature rise this century below 2 degrees Celsius. For more information see the press release dated November 7, 2019.

MTA’s Sustainability Information

Get detailed information on MTA’s sustainability efforts, including energy efficiency projects, MTA Solar Initiative, and other projects on the MTA’s Department of Environmental Sustainability and Compliance website.