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Climate Ready Boston

Climate Ready Boston

Climate Ready Boston is an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.

Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will likely continue. The City launched Climate Ready Boston to help Boston plan for the future impacts of climate change.

Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative. We released a comprehensive study report in December 2016 that you can read below.  We are now working with the community and other partners to help advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.

Climate Ready Boston is a partnership with the Green Ribbon Commission with support from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

Download the full report

Climate Ready Boston report (December 2016)

This report includes high-quality maps and as a result may have a slow load time, especially on mobile devices. You can also read this report by reserving a hard copy through the Boston Public Library.  

Climate Action

Climate preparedness is one aspect of how the City of Boston is addressing climate change. Learn about our initiatives to reduce pollution that causes climate change.

Sketch demonstrating different climate resilience strategies

Recommended Resilience Strategies

The City has received a set of recommended climate resilience initiatives to address Boston’s climate risks.

Read more about proposed solutions in the report

Latest News

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Apr 24

Proposals requested for South Boston waterfront coastal resiliency planning

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Jan 30

Climate Ready Boston - Layer 1, Updated Climate Projections

Mayor Walsh and Chief Blackmon standing at podium
Dec 9

What’s next for Climate Ready Boston

Climate Ready Boston
Dec 8

Climate Ready Boston releases report to prepare City for effects of climate change


Library of resources

Library of resources
Contact: Environment

Below are resources related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation planning in Boston and the greater metro area.