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September 20, 2017

Friend —

Earlier today, Mayor Walsh spoke at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce forum to share his vision and progress in making Boston a more equitable, inclusive and resilient city. In those remarks, he announced that Boston will host a climate summit next year for U.S. cities and cities around the world.

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, cities play a critical role in taking action on climate. Next year’s summit is an opportunity to expand the role of cities, and drive action beyond the Paris climate agreement.

Click here to read the Mayor’s full Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce speech.

Together, we’re working to make Boston a carbon free and climate ready city. Through Imagine Boston 2030, we heard from you that these are priorities for Boston’s future. As the Mayor noted in his remarks today, “climate change is not an issue that a city can solve by itself, but our leadership can be far-reaching.”

We’re excited to share this opportunity and remain committed to keeping you updated on our progress toward our climate goals.

Austin Blackmon
Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space
City of Boston

Greenovate Boston

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