Climate Resources

As part of this semester’s Open Classroom we are compiling a list of general and topic-specific information resources, including research, data, reports. and news articles. Information is organized by our weekly topics. You can also find more resources below specific to Boston and the Northeastern community.


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Resources by Topic

Recordings, Slide Presentations and Helpful Links
Climate Change Fundamentals (General Resources)
Marine and Coastal Impacts
Climate Resilience: Extreme Weather and Emergency Preparedness
Agriculture and Food Systems
Environmental Justice, Identity, and Risk
Understanding and Coping with Climate Change
Global Development
Migration and Refugees
Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples



Climate Resources at Northeastern


Northeastern Student COP25 Dispatches

Northeastern sent a student delegation to the climate negotiations (COP25) for the third time this past December.

Read their blog posts here.

Watch a live stream of their reflections at the SPPUA in Action event here.






Global Health in a Changing World

A Northeastern University Global Health Initiative Conference

On February 7-8, 2020, the Northeastern University Global Health Initiative (NUGHI) hosted a conference taking an interdisciplinary and experiential look at public health across the globe. Learn more about the event on their website.

Check out their spotlight in a recent News@Northeastern article.






Climate Resources in Boston


Boston harbor brings ashore a new enemy: Rising seas

In this piece, the Washington Post highlights the vulnerability that Boston faces to frequent flooding events and what the city is doing to combat its inundation problem. Mayor Walsh has committed to spending $30 million a year to protect Boston from sea-level rise with a particular focus on our most vulnerable communities and populations who will bear the brunt of the impacts.

Read more here.






Boston Climate Action Plan

The Boston Climate Action Plan seeks to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions in the city and surrounding communities, as well as:

  • provide clean air
  • improve mobility and access
  • build a green economy with blue collar jobs, and
  • protect all Bostonians.

Read more here.


Climate Ready Boston

Climate Ready Boston aims to prepare for the long-term effects of climate change on our communities with a strong focus on resiliency.

Read the Executive Summary here.

Track Climate Ready Boston’s progress here.




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