Carbon Free Boston

Making Boston carbon-free by 2050

The City of Boston has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2050. The Institute for Sustainable Energy’s (now the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability) Carbon Free Boston project provides real-world data to bring new insights to Boston leaders as they seek to achieve net-zero emissions in the next several decades.

The Carbon Free Boston reports extensively use real-world data to bring new knowledge and insights to the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan 2019 update and overarching goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Comprehensive analysis led by the ISE in collaboration with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission evaluates key strategies across four emissions sectors–transportation, buildings, waste, and energy–while providing a deep understanding of related social equity impacts.

Read the Carbon Free Boston Summary, Technical, and Social Equity Reports, published in 2019: