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Climate Resilience Working Group

The Climate Resilience Working Group convenes cross-sector representatives to support the City of Boston as it prepares for the impacts of climate change. The group offers a forum for members to deliver input into Boston’s climate resilience plans and various projects dealing with district scale resilience planning, governance issues, and financing strategies, among various topics.

The Climate Resilience Working Group has been responsible for several key analyses and reports, including the Climate Ready Boston Report, which together have provided essential research to the City of Boston and influenced the city’s Climate Action Plan.

Co-Chairs

  • Bud Ris

    Senior Advisor
    Boston Green Ribbon Commission

  • Bryan Koop

    Executive Vice President
    Boston Properties

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Climate Ready Boston

The GRC Climate Resilience Working Group, in partnership with the City of Boston, undertook a broad effort to evaluate climate risks citywide and for each Boston neighborhood. This research manifested in the Climate Ready Boston Report and neighborhood Vulnerability Assessments which informed decisions laid out in the City of Boston’s 2019 Climate Action Plan Update. The 2019 Climate Action Plan is currently being executed by the Wu Administration and the city’s Environment Department – learn more about current climate action efforts being rolled out by the city.

Additional Working Groups

Health Care

The Health Care Working group unites leading healthcare facilities in the Greater Boston to catalyze; a focus on energy efficiency, the transition to renewable energy, and advocate for the significant health benefits of carbon mitigation to patient and home communities.
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Higher Education

The Higher Education Working Group leverages the higher education sector’s capabilities for climate action by sharing knowledge and fostering collaboration within and across sectors to support the City of Boston in meeting its climate goals.
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Cultural Institutions

The Cultural Institutions Working Group comprises a wide variety of arts, sports, nature-based, historic, and entertainment organizations in and near Boston, as they build awareness and drive action on climate issues on behalf of their own organizations, the cultural sector, the City, and audiences.
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