On Earth Day 2011 Mayor Menino released A Climate of Progress, the updated climate action plan for the City of Boston, which encompasses Sparking Boston's Climate Revolution and the recommendations from the 2010 report of the Climate Action Leadership Committee and the Community Advisory Committee.
Climate action will bring significant economic benefits to Boston. Energy efficiency and behavior change can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, transportation, and solid waste-and produce net savings of over $2 billion by 2020 through lower energy bills. Demand for energy-and climate-related services will create thousands of jobs. And taking the necessary steps to prepare for climate-related change will ensure that Boston's economic and social infrastructure remains strong.
Mayor Menino's updated climate action plan based on the recommendations from valuable public input.
Boston must reduce carbon emissions by at least 25% by the year 2020 & 80% by the year 2050.
Mayor Menino's Executive Order on Climate Action requires the City to report annually on its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.