Green Ribbon Commission

  • BOSTON in 2050:

    sea level rise

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  • BOSTON in 2050:

    sea level rise with major storm

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  • BOSTON in 2100:

    sea level rise

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  • 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.


Boston Green Ribbon Commission Five-Year Strategic Plan 

As the GRC enters its second decade, we engaged in a strategic planning process to determine where we go from here, and how the GRC network can add the most value in this next phase of city climate work. This strategic plan lays out our mission, vision, theory of change, values, key action areas and priority projects for the next five years from 2021 through 2025. Read here.


GRCx Green Ribbon Commission Climate Action Exchange

GRCx is an interactive virtual program series designed to accelerate the implementation of the City’s Climate Action Plan by providing high-quality, useful content on climate resilience and carbon mitigation to the Boston community. Learn more and register here.


Reverend Ray Hammond Talks the Intrinsic Ties Between Climate Change and Racial Equity 


What’s New?

The City of Boston recently released the final two reports in the series of coastal resilience solutions analyses of Boston’s eight most vulnerable areas to climate change, “Coastal Resilience Solutions for Downtown Boston and North End” and “Coastal Resilience Solutions for Dorchester“. The reports advance the work of Climate Ready Boston, the City’s initiative to develop solutions to prepare Boston for the impacts of climate change. The strategies presented in each report outline a roadmap for near- and long-term solutions to protect from coastal flooding, increase access and open space along the waterfront, and enhance the public-private collaboration necessary for stakeholders in each neighborhood required for successful transformation and protection.

 

The “Expanding Boston’s Capacity to Build Coastal Resilience Infrastructure: Lessons from the Seaport District” report covers the challenges of implementing flood protection in areas along Fort Point Channel and Seaport Boulevard facing urgent risks. The report was developed with a citywide lens in order to advance resilience implementation not only in the Seaport but across the city. Read the Executive Summary here and the Full Report here.


City of Boston 2019 Climate Action Plan Update

Carbon Free Boston 2019 Summary Report

Climate Ready Boston Executive Summary Report

 

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