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Last updated: 8/11/17

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.

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

Explore the Maps

Interact with the flooding, heat, and social vulnerability data used in Climate Ready Boston through our Map Explorer!


Wondering what the City is doing as it advances toward climate preparedness? This is your tool.

 Climate Ready Boston Progress Tool

Across the City, we recognize the importance of tracking our progress and being transparent. This tool is the first iteration to improve those efforts in climate resiliency. We want to show the progress we're making with the initiatives recommended in the Climate Ready Boston Outline of Actions.

Latest News

Latest News
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Oct 16

Climate Ready Boston explores solutions for coastal resilience in South Boston

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Sep 22

Boston signs climate memorandum of collaboration with Copenhagen, Cambridge

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Aug 24

Dig into the Climate Ready Boston data with our new map explorer tool

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Aug 14

What we heard at the July Climate Ready East Boston open house


Library of resources

Contact: Environment

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