Category: Climate

The Skinny on Paris and COP21

Jenny Russell

Jenny Russell

Guest Author · Executive Director, Merck Family Fund

Among more than 200 funders attending the global climate talks (COP21) that concluded last week in Paris was Jenny Russell, executive director of the Merck Family Fund. She offered to share her key takeaways with us here.

December 18, 2015 | Category: Climate

Businesses and Investors Step Up On Climate Change

Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber

Guest Author · President & Founding Board Member, Ceres

Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, reports on how more business leaders are taking up the climate challenge.

December 03, 2015 | Category: Climate

A Peek into the Future of Transportation

Kristina Egan, director of Transportation for Massachusetts, shares how start-ups and legacy companies are forging a brave, new transportation future.

November 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Striving for Transformation in our Energy Sector

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

As part of Barr’s strategic planning, Mariella Puerto shares the trends informing how our Clean Energy program can best accelerate climate action in the region.

November 16, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Embracing Opportunities for Smarter Travel, Smarter Places

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

In this contribution to our series on strategic planning, Mary Skelton Roberts discusses key trends giving shape to Barr’s strategy to reduce transportation emissions.

November 05, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

A Transportation Plan that Began With a Question

Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Alice Brown, project manager for Go Boston 2030, talks about the innovative ways the City has engaged thousands of Bostonians in a new conversation about the future of how people get around.

October 28, 2015 | Category: Climate

Dear 2015 Boston — A Dispatch From Your Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

I’ve been given the unique opportunity to write you a letter from your future city—Boston in the year 2050, to be exact.

October 06, 2015 | Category: Climate

New Reports Offer Primer for Clean Energy Future

Amy Longsworth, director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, introduces a new series of reports to inform critical debates about the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more affordable energy future for our region.

September 15, 2015 | Category: Climate

Pope Rallies Mayors to Lead on Climate Change

Johanna Partin

Johanna Partin

Guest Author · Director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.

September 02, 2015 | Category: Climate

Northeast Energy Program Lifting Economies and Lowering Emissions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report shows states participating in most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions.

July 20, 2015 | Category: Climate