• Massachusetts’ Progress towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by 2020

  • 2011 Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report

    This report, prepared by EEA and the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee, is the first broad overview of climate change as it affects Massachusetts, the impacts of this change, vulnerabilities of multiple sectors ranging from natural resources, infrastructure, public health, and the economy. It also provides analysis of potential strategies that could better prepare us for this changing world
  • Climate Change in Massachusetts and Its Impacts

    From historic droughts, to the winter of 2015, and coastal and inland flooding, climate change threatens the Commonwealth’s environment, residents, communities, and economy. Combatting and preparing for the impacts of climate change will require a holistic approach across state and local government and collaboration with stakeholders from all corners of the state. Across the Commonwealth, important steps are being taken to protect public health and safety, local infrastructure, small businesses, and our state’s abundant natural resources from the effects of climate change.
  • Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020

    The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 requires the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to establish a statewide limit on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of between 10 percent and 25 percent below 1990 levels for 2020 -- on the way toward an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 -- along with a plan to achieve the 2020 target. The Secretary has set that 2020 limit at 25 percent -- and this Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 contains the measures necessary to meet the limit.
  • What is Climate Change?

    Climate change is a shift in long-term weather patterns: temperature, precipitation, wind, and more. There is scientific consensus that our climate is changing, as a result of global warming caused by human activities that produce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Climate Change Information - Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

    RGGI is a cooperative effort by Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global climate change. Learn about MA RGGI from the Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Auction

    Learn about the auction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Allowances from the Department of Energy Resources.
  • Leading by Example: Climate Change

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is expected to experience warmer temperatures, increased frequency and intensity of storms, public water supply shortages, rising sea levels, and increased erosion which threaten our coastal areas. Recognizing the gravity of these threats, Massachusetts state agencies are taking the lead in reducing their environmental impacts.
  • Air Quality Grants & Financial Assistance