Preparing for the impacts of climate change by accelerating resilience in policies, plans, and designs.

Adam Glanzman

Climate resilient communities protect and work for all people.

To achieve this vital goal, neighbors, businesses, nonprofits, and governments must work together to design and implement equitable solutions for withstanding and adapting to climate impacts, strengthening physical and social infrastructure, and supporting community-led solutions.

Metro Boston is one of the most vulnerable places in the United States to climate change. Sea-level rise, heat waves, and increased precipitation will profoundly impact the region, its people, physical assets, economy, and culture.

Barr seeks to catalyze the creation of bold and creative solutions that protect Metro Boston’s livability and economic vitality in the face of severe weather events. In addition to supporting standalone resilience efforts, we seek opportunities to integrate resilience into our Clean Energy, Mobility, and Boston Waterfront work, as actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions can offer opportunities to make the region more resilient.

Climate Resilience Strategies

Climate Resilience

Our goal is to increase the capacity of Metro Boston communities to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Build awareness.

Mobilize key constituencies.

Support demonstration projects.

Learn more about Climate Resilience Strategies


Visit our grants database to see all recent Climate Resilience grantmaking activity.

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