Green Ribbon Commission

  • BOSTON in 2050:

    sea level rise

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  • BOSTON in 2050:

    sea level rise with major storm

    Courtesy of Sasaki Associates
  • BOSTON in 2100:

    sea level rise

    Courtesy of Sasaki Associates
  • BOSTON in 2100:

    sea level rise with major storm

    Courtesy of Sasaki Associates

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional, and civic leaders in Boston working to develop shared strategies for fighting climate change in coordination with the City’s Climate Action Plan.  


What’s New?

Join the GRC, ENGIE and Boston University for “Bring Your Own Problem”, a campus sustainability “co-laboratory” event on July 31st!

The Carbon Free Boston companion reports augment key aspects of the original Carbon Free Boston Summary Report and build on the opportunity to reduce carbon pollution while creating an equitable, thriving and resilient Boston. The social equity report explores how Boston can decarbonize in an intentional way that is inclusive of socially vulnerable populations. The companion technical report provides comprehensive tables, data and analysis based on extensive research combined with specific data from various City of Boston agencies.

More efficient, more electric, and 100% clean! Carbon Free Boston, a path-breaking new report from the GRC and Boston University finds that Boston can achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 using existing technologies, but the city must move quickly and boldly to make changes, especially in the buildings and transportation sectors.  Undertaken at the request of Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Carbon Free Boston provides the analytics behind the actions available to City leaders, in concert with Commonwealth and regional policy-makers, to sharply deepen energy efficiency while reducing demand, electrify as much possible, and purchase 100 percent clean energy.


  “We are America’s climate champion, with a target date of 2050 for going 100% carbon-neutral.” – Mayor Martin J. Walsh, State of the City 2017  

The GRC works side-by-side with the City of Boston on Climate Ready Boston and Carbon Free Boston

 


 

Carbon Free Boston Cross-Cutting Initiative

 

Climate Ready Boston Cross-Cutting Initiative

 

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