City of Boston
United States

Population: 655884
Area of jurisdiction: 232.14 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 80% by 2050 (2005) 25% by 2020 (2005)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2012 ):  0 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Mitigation actions

EES website
The EES website has the best overview of all climate and sustainability-related actions: http://www.cityofboston.gov/environmentalandenergy/ Start year  
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status  
File download
Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance
This ordinance requires all commercial buildings above 35,000 square feet to disclose energy use. Anything under a 75% energy star rating must undergo an ASHRAE Level II audit. Start year  
Sector Commercial
Type Regulatory
Status  
File download
CAP Measures Detail
This is a detailed summary of the different measures that Boston is taking. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
File download
Greenovate Boston
Greenovate Boston is the City's sustainability brand and movement for wider stakeholder action and participation. Start year  
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status  
File download
Urban Mobility Plan
The City of Boston will be going through a two-year comprehensive "urban mobility visioning" process next year and is beginning the process now. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
File download
Climate Action Plan
The City's Climate Action Plan describes our various measures for climate action, which have resulted in over 10% reduction in emissions from 2005 despite rapid growth in population and jobs. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
File download

Adaptation actions

City of Boston Mitigation Report
This is a draft of Boston's preparedness plan. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
File download