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Ready for flooding: Boston analyzes how to tackle climate change

Green business execs reveal their greatest ambitions for 2017

As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, we asked members of the GreenBiz Executive Network, our member-based, peer-to-peer learning forum for sustainability professionals, to look ahead and share their vision for their upcoming efforts.

Here’s what our members said when we asked: What is your biggest ambition for your company’s sustainability efforts in 2017…

 

Ready for flooding: Boston analyzes how to tackle climate change

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roadmap for a “Climate Ready Boston.”

The more you follow government down to the local level, the harder it is for decision-makers to pretend climate change isn’t real. Coastal cities in particular can see what’s coming, and their officials understand that people can’t just sit on their hands. When you’ve cleaned up after storm surge flooding before, the risk of more severe flooding feeds a concrete urgency. One of the first cities to get the ball rolling was Boston, which recently released a new report laying out a roadmap for a “Climate Ready Boston.”

The report was prepared by a team of city officials, planning consultants, non-profits, utilities, and climate scientists. The scientists provided climate projections for the Boston area, and the others analyzed the city for vulnerabilities to those expected changes…

 

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