Boston, MA

Target as reflected in the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Declaration: 

Committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (baseline is 2005).

Continues to lead in energy efficiency, ranked as the #1 most energy efficient city in the U.S. by the ACEEE and was the first in the nation to adopt Green Buildings Zoning.

Climate Action Plan: 

The Climate Action Plan serves as Boston's blueprint for reaching its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, and making sure the City is prepared for the impacts of climate change. The Boston city released its first Climate Action Plan in 2007 and has made subsequent updates in 2011 and 2014.

The City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan December 2007

City of Boston Climate Action Plan Update 2011: A Climate of Progress, Boston’s first community-wide plan, which set the greenhouse gas reduction goals for all of Boston, while continuing to prepare for the impacts of climate change. 

The Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update

Climate action websites:

Boston Climate Action Plan

Greenovate Boston: Mayor Walsh’s initiative to get all Bostonians involved in eliminating the pollution that causes global climate change, while continuing to make Boston a healthy, thriving, and innovative city.

Climate Ready Boston: an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.

100 Resilient Cities: an initiative dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.

GHG Inventories: 

Year Declaration Signed: