On January 15th, Mayor Walsh released the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update, celebrating the City’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
The 2014 Plan builds upon the City’s earlier Climate Action Plans, with a more robust climate preparedness strategy, an enhanced focus on social equity, public health and safety, economic development and community engagement, and superior data and performance measurement.
The 2014 Update was created through a year-long community engagement process, led by a Steering Committee and five Strategy Committees that, along with City staff and policy makers, developed over 35 strategies and 98 actions that are included in the Plan. The public process also included multiple community-led meetings, feedback gathered at the 2014 Greenovate Boston Community Summit, ongoing input collected here, and a three-week public comment period that resulted in comments from roughly 70 individuals and organizations.
Thank you to everyone who contributed!
The Plan is a living document and will be kept up-to-date with progress and performance measurement updates at GreenovateBoston.org