The GRC works across a number of themes and work streams to help the City of Boston with the key goals of climate mitigation and climate resilience.
The GRC helps the City of Boston with climate mitigation (reducing greenhouse gas emissions) and climate resilience (preparing the City for new climactic conditions). Within those two broad categories, the GRC works across a number of themes and work streams.
The GRC brings world-leading expert climatologists, architects, transportation planners, technology innovators and others to the Boston community to help create a vision for the future.
Boston’s projected growth has stimulated a renaissance in planning, design and building. The GRC ensures that climate change impacts are understood and incorporated into the process.
The GRC sponsors research on topics ranging from sub-metering technologies to the role of insurance in stimulating resiliency investments on the part of building owners.
Members of the GRC and the Working Groups are instrumental in building stakeholder support for climate-forward policies, such as the Boston Energy Reporting & Disclosure Ordinance.
The thirty-three leaders from a broad range of sectors who serve on the Green Ribbon Commission use their voices and influence to help the City make progress on the CAP.