The City of Boston updates its climate action plan every three years, starting with A Climate of Progress, announced on Earth Day 2011. A Climate of Progress encompasses Sparking Boston's Climate Revolution and the recommendations from the 2010 report of the Climate Action Leadership Committee and the Community Advisory Committee. Boston’s next climate action plan was launched on October 29, 2013, which will focus on climate preparedness and community engagement.
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.
The City of Boston'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.
The City of Boston's Executive Order on Climate Action requires the City to report annually on its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.