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

    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.


GRC Climate Work Continues

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission acknowledges the leadership shown by GRC Co-Chair Mayor Martin J. Walsh in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.  We thank him and his administration. We also recognize the swift and critical action taken by our healthcare partners that are on the front lines of the crisis. We have seen multiple examples of GRC member organizations mobilizing their resources to help our community respond. This is representative of the commitment to collective wellbeing that also motivates our shared work on climate change.

In the midst of a pandemic, it is hard to focus on anything but the immediate emergency. It is right and appropriate that everyone’s attention is on controlling the spread of COVID-19 and preparing to recover from its boundless disruptions. Future emergencies seem irrelevant, and in the short-term sense, they may be so.  Yet, the pandemic’s origin and spread, and our collective response, have underscored the relevance of climate change to public health and social resilience.  Climate change is a multi-tentacled emergency on a slightly slower fuse.  

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission does not intend to slow our work any more than can be helped.  We have received the same assurance from our colleagues at the City, even as the Mayor’s focus and many resources are of course diverted to COVID-19 for now.

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What’s New?

Join the Boston Society for Architecture for Embodied Carbon 101, a 12-part program series designed to give AEC professionals of all shapes and sizes the knowledge they need to incorporate embodied carbon considerations immediately into their work.

 

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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