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Last updated: 9/14/18

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 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.

New Report

Read the October 2017 report, "Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown."

Full Report

executive Summary

Download the printer-friendly versions: Full Report, Executive Summary.

Coastal Resilience Project Tracker

Learn more about projects that protect Boston’s shoreline from coastal flooding and sea level rise.

Explore the Maps

Better understand the flooding, heat, and social vulnerability data used in Climate Ready Boston


Track our progress in implementing the citywide report recommendations 

 Climate Ready Boston Progress Tool

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.

Latest News

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Aug 22

Next step taken toward implementation of Community Choice Aggregation

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Jun 7

Mayor Walsh calls on cities to join large-scale renewable energy initiative

Mayor's Office
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May 9

Mayor Walsh to host International Mayors Climate Summit in June

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May 7

Boston maintains perfect AAA bond rating

Mayor's Office
Video: Climate Ready Boston Leaders 2017 Reception
Take Action
Help raise awareness in your community of Boston's climate impacts and what we can do to prepare.
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Library of resources

Contact: Environment

The resources below are related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation planning in Greater Boston.