Carbon Free Boston Social Equity Report

Decarbonization offers great equity benefits to Boston

By Atyia Martin, D’Janapha Fortune, Sam LaTronica (All Aces); Elizabeth A. Stanton, Bryndis Woods, Eliandro Tavares, Tanya Stasio, Ricardo Lopez, Sagal Alisalad, Myisha Majumder, Namgay Tshering (Applied Economics Clinic); Cutler J. Cleveland, Peter Fox-Penner, Michael J. Walsh, Margaret Cherne-Hendrick, Sucharita Gopal, Joshua R. Castigliego, Taylor Perez, Adam Pollack, Kevin Zheng, Emma Galante (Institute for Sustainable Energy)

May 2019

The City of Boston’s goal of decarbonization by 2050 offers great potential to better serve the city’s socially vulnerable populations, who face higher utility bills, greater exposure to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and less access to public transportation. Research from the Institute for Sustainable Energy (now the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability) shows how addressing these burdens through climate action can present opportunities to improve social outcomes for all Bostonians.

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