We're updating our Climate Action Plan
The City of Boston is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Boston’s Climate Action Plan is how we’re going to significantly reduce carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. The current update to Boston’s Climate Action Plan was the result of a community-led process to identify the actions we need to take to achieve that goal. Now, we need to understand how.
We’re issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to facilitators, designers, and technical experts to help us create an implementation roadmap to achieve carbon neutrality. We’re looking for the answers to what we do now, what we do next, and what each of those steps looks like along the way.
If you’re interested in submitting a proposal or are curious about our process, please read our Request for Proposals. We will accept questions about the RFP up until Tuesday, October 9. On that same day at 10 a.m. (EST) we will host a question and answer conference call that is optional for those who are submitting proposals. Submissions to the RFP are due Friday, October 26, 2018.
What we're looking for
We have some tough decisions ahead if we want to reach our climate goals. During the process to update Boston’s Climate Action Plan, we want to work with key partners and community groups to develop implementation roadmaps for our highest-priority actions. Through this RFP, we’re looking for skilled facilitators who can guide those conversations and help create roadmaps that will steer implementation of the City’s next steps over the coming years.
Current progress toward carbon neutrality
Our progress towards carbon neutrality is in line with many other leading cities. Boston is one of 27 world cities that have already peaked their emissions. Some of the other American cities on that list are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington. We will continue to collaborate with other cities to limit global warming and protect our communities.