Climate Action Plan
The Climate Action Plan will ensure Boston’s continued global leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change by developing a framework for action. With this Plan, Boston will continue to develop as a vibrant and sustainable city for current and future generations and champion the actions needed to meet the global challenges of climate change.
The Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update builds upon seven years of work in reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. Beginning with the 2007 Executive Order, Boston set greenhouse gas reduction goals of 25 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 for municipal operations, and requires the City to plan and prepare for the impacts of climate change. In 2011, the City released A Climate of Progress, Boston’s first community-wide plan, which set the greenhouse gas reduction goals for all of Boston, while continuing to prepare for the impacts of climate change.