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Tracking Boston’s Emissions Reduction Progress

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Boston is one of the first U.S. cities to assess its progress toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050, with the publication of the “Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report” by the Boston Foundation earlier this month. The 2050 net zero goal is in line with the recommendations of the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change published earlier this year.

The report, co-authored by Planetizen blogger Joan Fitzgerald along with Michael J. Walsh, answers the question: “How well is Boston—as a civic community—driving forward system transformations to meet climate, resilience, and equity goals?” To do so, the report “highlights a dozen key outcomes that must be achieved by programs, projects, and initiatives whose success is imperative to reaching the overarching goals, and lays out four ‘big lifts,’ system-transforming actions which Boston—along with the broader region and state—needs to accelerate to sharply reduce net emissions,” according to the Boston Foundation’s website for the report.

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