Climate Action Leadership Committee

On March 30, 2009, then-mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the members of the Boston Climate Action Leadership Committee, a 22-member group representing the great diversity of our local community. They were charged with charting Boston's collective response to climate change. Mayor Menino asked the Leadership Committee to tackle the following tasks within 1 year:

  • Review the City's existing Climate Action Plan
  • Set goals for community-wide reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recommend actions necessary to meet climate action goals
  • Evaluate the risks to Boston from sea-level rise and other consequences of climate change, and recommend actions to reduce these risks;
  • Prepare materials to motivate and assist Boston residents and businesses to take action; and
  • Identify opportunities for expanding the green economy and green jobs in Boston

The Leadership Committee met six times over the course of a year, and was supported by a Technical Advisory Panel and the Mayor's Community Advisory Committee. The Committee presented its report Sparking Boston's Climate Revolution to Mayor Menino in April 2010.

The work of the Commitee and the new municipal climate action plan is supported by grants from the Barr Foundation and The Boston Foundation, with facilitation, coordination, and consulting support from Raab Associates, Ltd.Raab Associates, Ltd., Interaction Institute for Social Change, and CLF Ventures.

Committee Information