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The city of Boston has released a proposal to help combat the effects of climate change. City officials are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The proposals include: planting more trees, creating more bike lanes and building more eco-friendly affordable housing.


John Barros, chief of economic development for the city of Boston. He tweets @JohnFBarros.


WBUR: Boston Releases Plan For Action On Climate Change

  • "Many city objectives center on construction — specifically, building with climate change and possible sea level rise in mind."

Radio Boston: Boston’s Climate Change Point Man Looks At How To Accommodate Rising Sea Levels

  • "When you talk about extreme heat, it’s not only the impacts on human populations but it’s on the infrastructure on which we rely, so one prime example of that is our power grid."

Radio Boston: How Will Boston Accommodate Sea Level Rise? New Report Suggests Canals, Wetlands

  • "One proposal is to welcome the rising waters with a series of canals — which might give Boston some of the watery charm of Venice or Amsterdam."

This article was originally published on January 15, 2015.

This segment aired on January 15, 2015.