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Preparing for Climate Change

Climate Ready Boston is our initiative to get the City ready for the long-term impacts of climate change.

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

Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative. We work with the community and other partners to advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.

The Heat Plan

Learn about how we are preparing for increased temperatures and extreme heat events due to climate change. The Heat Plan identifies strategies to address current and future impacts of extreme heat and increase citywide resilience.

the heat plan

Resilient Harbor Vision

Learn about our climate-ready vision to enhance Boston’s waterfront. We want to protect Boston's neighborhoods from sea level rise and flooding due to climate change.

Resilient Boston Harbor

Climate Ready Story project

We are sharing stories of social resilience and connectedness that are showing up in Boston due to COVID-19.

Story project



Across the City, we recognize the importance of tracking our progress and being transparent. Every year, we release a Climate Action Progress report. In the report, we show the progress we're making on the initiatives recommended in the Climate Ready Boston Outline of Actions, as well as our other climate initiatives.


The City has published coastal resilience plans for all 47 miles of our coastline. Learn more and view our progress using our online map dashboard.

Coastal Resilience Project Tracker



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

    From hurricanes and blizzards to house fires and flooding, you need to be prepared and ready to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community. Get ready, be safe, and stay healthy by building an emergency kit. 

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