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.
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.
Climate Ready Downtown and North End
We have started the planning process to protect the Downtown area from coastal flooding.
Climate Ready East Boston
Our first neighorhood coastal resilience plan. Read the report.
Climate Ready Charlestown
We are finding ways to reduce flood risk while improving the community.
Climate Ready South Boston
Read the report on coastal resilience strategies across the neighborhood.
Moakley Park Vision Plan
We're working with the Parks Department on a redesigned, resilient Moakley.
Climate Ready Dorchester
Launching Fall 2019 to design solutions for coastal flood risk that address connectivity, accessibility, and equity.
See the flooding, heat, and social vulnerability information that we use in resilience planning.
Learn more about projects that protect Boston’s shoreline from coastal flooding and sea level rise.
Climate Resilient Infrastructure Guidelines
Public Works released guidelines for flood barriers in the public right-of-ways.
Coastal Flood Resilience Design guidelines
The Boston Planning & Development Agency released guidelines for flood resilience in our building stock.
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.