Mayor WalshCities are where the future happens first. Boston and leading thinkers from around the world come together to advance a shared agenda through collaboration and knowledge sharing, and increase visibility about the global potential of climate actions in cities.

The City of Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh, Chief Austin Blackmon, Commissioner Carl Spector, and the broader Greenovate team participates in networks and conversations to learn and advance the best solutions for urban climate change challenges. The networks and conversations range in scope from regional to international, and Boston is proud to be counted as global leader in climate action.



  • In March 2009, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the formation of the Boston Climate Action Leadership Committee and Community Advisory Committee. After a year-long process, the committees presented the City with a consensus report: Sparking Boston’s Climate Revolution.

  • In 2010, Boston’s top business, civic, and institutional leaders formally joined forces in the Green Ribbon Commission to share best practices, fight climate change, and support the City of Boston’s climate plan, which was updated as A Climate of Progress in 2011.

  • In 2014, Greenovate Boston released the Climate Action Plan Update which builds upon seven years of work in reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. 


Learn more about the networks and resources the City of Boston takes advantage of to gain insight, and influence the global conversation about climate action.