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Katherine Eshel

Carbon Neutrality Program Manager

Kat manages the City's work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reach the Mayor's goal of making Boston carbon neutral by 2050. This includes:

  • coordinating the 2019 update of the Climate Action Plan and its implementation
  • managing the City's greenhouse gas emissions inventory
  • supporting the Air Pollution Control Commission's work to regulate noise and air pollution in Boston, and
  • collaborating with other City departments like the Boston Transportation Department, the Boston Planning and Development Agency, and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, as well as with local, regional, and international partners.

Prior to joining the Environment Department in March 2018, Kat worked in nonprofits, the United Nations, and private industry on sustainable urban development, biodiversity conservation, and science communication. She has a Master's in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po, a Master's in Environmental Sciences from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, and an Environmental Studies degree from Yale University.

I am a Bicycle / Active Transportation member because:

Bikes and walks set you free and create community! My fellow BATs have become friends and teachers, sharing trails and tips, like how to bike through snow and sleet and make active commutes a year-round, all-weather activity.