Preparing for climate change
Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will only continue. The City launched Climate Ready Boston to help Boston plan for the impacts of climate change and build a resilient future.
Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative. We work with the community and other partners to advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.
The Heat Plan
Learn about how we are preparing for increased temperatures and extreme heat events due to climate change. The Heat Plan identifies strategies to address current and future impacts of extreme heat and increase citywide resilience.the heat plan
Resilient Harbor Vision
Learn about our climate-ready vision to enhance Boston’s waterfront. We want to protect Boston's neighborhoods from sea level rise and flooding due to climate change.
Coastal Resilience Neighborhood Planning
Climate Ready Story project
We are sharing stories of social resilience and connectedness that are showing up in Boston due to COVID-19.
Across the City, we recognize the importance of tracking our progress and being transparent. Every year, we release a Climate Action Progress report. In the report, we show the progress we're making on the initiatives recommended in the Climate Ready Boston Outline of Actions, as well as our other climate initiatives.
- Fiscal Year 2021 Climate Action Report (machine-readable, English)
The City has published coastal resilience plans for all 47 miles of our coastline. Learn more and view our progress using our online map dashboard.
New Strategies to Enhance Coastal Resilience in East Boston and Charlestown
Share your comments on regulations that protect Boston's wetlands