A Better City: An Extreme Heat Primer
A Better City released an extreme heat primer and supporting case studies that explain the threats extreme heat poses to Greater Boston as well as opportunities to advance community heat resilience. These reports showcase some of the ways in which A Better City members and partners are meeting the moment with innovative strategies and best
Boston Green Ribbon Commission and Embrace Boston: Our Shared History Report
Using Boston’s Climate Opportunities to Address Systemic Racism
Boston Climate Progress Supplemental Report #1: Retrofitting Small Building Stock
In the first supplemental report, researchers highlight that 70,000 single- and small multifamily homes need to electrified by a new industry, powered by a workforce that represents the communities it serves.
Boston Climate Progress Supplemental Report #2: Local Energy Planning for an Electrified City
In the second supplemental report, authors highlight why energy planning must be rapidly modernized to meet the increasingly local needs of the energy transition and the communities that host energy infrastructure.
Boston Climate Progress Supplemental Report #3: Building a Resilient Coastline
In the third supplemental report, researchers detail why Boston needs to be part of the decision-making process and creation of a governance structure for managing the Massachusetts coastline.
Boston Climate Progress Supplemental Report #4: Prioritizing Reparative Planning
In this fourth supplemental report, authors detail that Boston must run with its “Green New Deal” vision to integrate climate action with reparative planning (and become a national leader in the process).
Massachusetts Commission on Clean Heat: Final Report
Recently, the Massachusetts Commission on Clean Heat issued their final report to the Baker-Polito Administration, offering strategies and policies to achieve deep emissions reductions from the use of heating fuels in the Commonwealth. The far-reaching recommendations include creation of a Building Decarbonization Clearinghouse to consolidate and integrate building owner incentives and technical assistance; creation of
The Boston Foundation: Boston Climate Progress Report 2022
A first-of-its-kind report on Boston’s collective progress toward being a carbon-neutral city by 2050 finds that while the city has made notable progress in some areas, a variety of obstacles will make meeting that goal difficult. The Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report was prepared for the Boston Foundation – in partnership with the Boston Green Ribbon
Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability: Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage Market Scan
Produced for the GRC by Lucia Vilallonga and Cutler Cleveland of the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability, the report provides a detailed overview of the market for Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) technologies. DACCS is a form of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) that uses technology to remove carbon directly from the atmosphere.