The City of Boston has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2050. Researchers in the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Department of Earth and Environment are assessing potential technologies and policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the energy, buildings, transportation, and waste sectors in the City. Social equity is a key cross-cutting theme. This work is a collaborative effort with the City of Boston and the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and it will inform the City’s upcoming Climate Action Plan update.
Press Release: Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Delivers Comprehensive Analysis of Key Strategies for the City of Boston’s Urban Climate Planning
Carbon Free Boston Report’s state-of-the-art modeling links policies, economics, and emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Read more
Press Release: Boston Green Ribbon Commission Publishes Carbon Free Boston Companion Reports with Roadmap to Engage the City’s Neighborhoods in Climate Action
Social equity and technical reports expand on summary report and highlight Boston’s challenges and opportunities when engaging communities in climate Read more
BU Today: “Eight Ways Boston Could Become Carbon Free”
BU researchers outline aggressive plan for the city to reduce emissions by 2050, reports BU Today. Read more