Although the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) standards began as very modest, insufficient regulations to improve fuel economy without any additional regulation of CO2 emissions from privately owned vehicles, political and economic events through the course of its enactment converged to catapult the CAFÉ regulations toward new milestones in reducing carbon pollution.
As a result of the 2009 Obama administration’s mandates for a new national fuel economy standard that redrafted the calculations for carbon pollution per vehicle on a “footprint” calculus, and a strong shift in public approval of lower costs in transportation expenses in a high unemployment economy, CAFÉ standards paved the way for innovative market solutions to meet aggressive new CO2 reduction goals for the next 13 years.
"On Tuesday, May 29, the Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) program hosted an orientation day to welcome its eleventh cohort of students. 71 students representing a diverse array of academic and professional backgrounds attended the event, which delved into the program’s curriculum and purpose and provided some icebreakers for the cohort to become better acquainted. The orientation also hosted presentations from various offices throughout the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) including Financial Aid, Health Services, and Career Services. Overall, the event was well received by the new students who were just as excited to learn about each other as they were to begin their studies. The 71 new students join us from 16 different countries and hold undergraduate degrees from 59 different institutions." -- Alyssa Dubov Read more: MPA in Environmental Science and Policy Welcomes the Class of 2013
While other populous cities in the U.S. have recorded population declines in the past decade, people continue to migrate to New York City at a staggering pace even as the effects of the Great Recession wear on. The 2009 Census Bureau estimates 8,391,881 people live in New York City, with approximately 1,629,054 living in Manhattan alone. With higher birth rates among minorities, and a continuing influx of immigrants, the city’s population is expected to balloon to nearly 9.4 billion people by the year 2025.