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Last updated: 2/11/19

Boston Climate Action

We're creating a clear vision for how we will reach our carbon neutrality goal while also preparing Boston for climate change.

We want Boston to continue to develop as a vibrant and sustainable city. We're currently taking steps to address climate change by both reducing carbon pollution and strengthening our resilience to its impacts. We use science, policy, and community engagement to plan for how we can address the long-term risks of climate change.

Get involved

Greenovate Boston aims to get all Bostonians involved in addressing climate change. We seek to empower residents to carry out community-level action in support of Boston’s climate goals.

Learn about Greenovate

Climate Action Plan Update

We are updating our Climate Action Plan — the blueprint for how we prepare for climate change and reduce emissions. Read more about the 2019 Climate Action Plan

global impact

Cities contribute 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Like many leading cities around the world, Boston created a climate action plan to reduce its impact on global climate change.

When Boston’s plan is updated this year, it will be in compliance with the global Paris Agreement.

Imagine Boston 2030 and climate change

Imagine Boston 2030 is Boston's first citywide plan in 50 years. Promoting a healthy environment and preparing for climate change is one of five key goals of the citywide plan.

Imagine Boston 2030