All five major candidates in the Boston mayoral election have proposed measures to help deal with climate change. Here are highlights for each of the candidates:
- Proposed the first city-level Green New Deal in the U.S.
- Promises carbon neutrality by 2040, 100% renewable energy by 2030 and a net-zero municipal footprint by 2024.
- Wants every resident to live within walking distance of a park or green space.
- Calls for city operations to be carbon neutral and run on 100% renewable energy by 2035.
Annissa Essaibi George
- Pledges to make structural updates to Boston Public Schools, which make up the majority of city-owned buildings.
- Essaibi George has pushed for renewable energy job training at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School.
- Plans to dedicate 20% of Boston’s capital budget to climate resilience projects.
- Supports citywide carbon neutrality by 2050.
- Appointed Boston’s current chief of environment, energy and open space.
- Plans to allocate $4 million to the Green Jobs program.