Climate Preparedness Working Group

The Climate Preparedness Working Group supports the City of Boston in its climate preparedness planning process specifically through the Climate Ready Boston Initiative.

Climate Ready Boston


The City of Boston releases Climate Ready Boston report.

Climate Ready Boston is an initiative to develop resilient solutions which will prepare our city for climate change. The first phase which is complete, is to examine existing research to project future climate impacts in the Boston region, including extreme temperatures, sea level rise, heavy precipitation and coastal storms. Climate Ready Boston will also produce resiliency initiatives, designed to be layered together, to address physical, social and environmental vulnerabilities to climate change.

The Climate Projections Consensus will be published shortly, and will be accessible on the Climate Ready Boston website.  Below is a presentation which summarizes the full report:


The GRC, through the leadership of key members, supported the creation of key academic and infrastructure advisory groups to provide critical input to the project. In addition, the GRC participated in the selection panel for the consulting team, which includes HR&A, Sasaki Associates, and Arcadis. The CPWG continues to serve in an advisory capacity to the city on Climate Ready Boston.

Climate Ready Boston is being undertaken in coordination with Boston’s overall planning and development initiatives, including the City’s effort to create its first master plan in 50 years (Imagine Boston 2030). It will build on the extensive planning and modeling work undertaken to date by a range of local, regional, state, and federal stakeholders.

For more information on the Working Group, contact Bud Ris at


From the Library: Climate Preparedness Working Group Documents