Preparing for 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.
We want our residents and visitors to be safe during hot weather. Click here for tips and resources to stay cool this summer.
Heat Resilience Study
Learn about how we are preparing for increased temperatures and extreme heat events due to climate change. The Heat Resilience Study will identify strategies to address current and future impacts of extreme heat and increase citywide resilience.Heat Resilience Study
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.
Coastal Resilience Neighborhood Planning
Climate Ready Story project
We are sharing stories of social resilience and connectedness that are showing up in Boston due to COVID-19.
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.
The resources below are related to climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation planning in Greater Boston.