Climate Ready Boston
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 advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.
Mayor Walsh announced a vision for a resilient harbor during his Chamber of Commerce speech on October 17.
Public Works has released guidelines for flood barriers in the public right-of-ways. The document offers design, cost, and operations guidance on:
- Vegetated Berms
- Harborwalk (Raised Seawall)
- Raised Roadways, and
- Temporary Flood Barriers.
Track our progress in implementing the citywide report recommendations
Across the City, we recognize the importance of tracking our progress and being transparent. This tool is our pilot to improve those efforts in climate resiliency. We want to show the progress we're making on the initiatives recommended in the Climate Ready Boston Outline of Actions.
Boston named winner in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Change Challenge
The resources below are related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation planning in Greater Boston.