EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: City of Boston 2019 Climate Action Plan


Date: May 22, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]


Environmental Business Council of New England

EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the 2020 EBC Annual EBEE Awards Program, this series will focus on the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.

This EBC lunchtime webinar will feature Carl Spector, Commissioner for the Environment for the City of Boston. In October 2019, the City of Boston’s Environment Department released the 2019 Climate Action Plan Update, presenting pathways for Boston to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Carl will review the specific goals and actions that the City will implement to continue to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 (below 2005 levels), and 100 percent by 2050. Carl will also discuss the 18 specific strategies developed.

Join us for this EBC webinar to learn how the Climate Action Plan was updated, who was involved, and what the City of Boston Climate Action Plan has been able to achieve since its inception in 2007.


  • Carl Spector, Commissioner of the Environment, City of Boston
  • Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston


  • Van Du, Sustainability Planner, VHB

Final Agenda – Climate Change Leadership Webinar – City of Boston 2019 Climate Action Plan

Attendee List

Cassandra Albrecht Weston & Sampson Engineer I
Magdalena Ayed The Harborkeepers Executive Director
John Balfe Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Manager
Parnian Baniahmad CDM Smith Water Resources Engineer
Sarah Basham National Grid Sustainability Program Manager
Kathleen Baskin Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Assistant Commissioner
Nathalie Beauvais Kleinfelder Principal, Climate Change Practice
Patricio Belloy UMass Boston Doctoral Candidate
Jim Bossange
Alice Brown Boston Harbor Now Director of Planning
Gretchen Carey Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator
Thomas Chase New Ecology, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Sarah Clarren Town of Hull Assistant Conservation Administrator
Sarah Hammond Creighton DCAMM Climate Strategist
Debra Darby Tetra Tech Manager, Organics Sustainability Solutions
Michael Davis Boston Water and Sewer Commission Design Engineer
Peter DeBruin Massachusetts Port Authority Climate Mitigation & Resiliency Manager
Bruce Douglas Natural Systems Utilities Vice President
Andreae Downs Wastewater Advisory Committee to the MWRA Executive Director
Christopher Dzidek Boston Water & Sewer Commission Project Director
Julie Eaton Ernst Weston & Sampson Lead Resiliency Engineer
Isabella Gambill A Better City Policy Advisor on Climate, Energy, & Resilience
Melanie Garate Mystic River Watershed Association Climate Resiliency Project Manager
Rich Geisler RPS Group Vice President SIR
Indrani Ghosh Weston & Sampson Technical Leader
Jacob Glickel Northeastern University Senior Sustainability Planner
Bill Golden Boston Harbor Regional Storm Surge Working Group
Jason Hellendrung Tetra Tech Vice President
Tom Henaghen Ransom Consulting Senior Practice Leader
Jill Horwood Barr Foundation Director Boston Waterfront Initiative
Courtney Humphries UMass Boston PhD Candidate
Charlie Jewell Boston Water & Sewer Commission Director of Planning and Sustainability
Natalie Johnson Exponent Managing Scientist
Michael Johnson University of Massachusetts Boston Professor and Department Chair
Anthony Julian Haley & Aldrich, Inc. Assistant Project Manager
Isabel Kaubisch Nitsch Engineering Project Manager
Alicia Kauffman Jacobs Coastal Engineer
Robert Kearns Mass Audubon Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary Americorps Service Member
Cristina Kennedy MA Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Habitat and Water Quality Specialist
Amber Kim MIT Graduate Student
Lisa Kumpf Charles River Watershed Association Aquatic Scientist
Jennifer Lawrence Tighe & Bond Staff Engineer
Michele Leone National Grid Director, Group Sustainability & Environment
Grace Li Conservation Law Foundation Paralegal
Nathan Little MWRA Project Manager
Bob Mackie BETA Group Associate
Jeffrey Malloy BSC Group, Inc. Environmental Scientist
Pallavi Mande Charles River Watershed Association Director of Watershed Resilience
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Coastal Hazards & Climate Specialist
Susan Marx MWRA Program Manager, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs
Ilene Mason Rethinking Power Management CEO
Darya Mattes Mystic River Urban Waters Federal Partnership urban waters ambassador
Sara McCammond Harborfront Neighborhood Alliance Executive Director
Carolyn McCarthy UMass Lowell Program Associate
tom mcshane Dewey Square Group Principal
Cristina Mendoza Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc. Strategic Integration Lead
Danielle Miley Fidelity Investments Sr. Mgr., Env. Sustainability
Heather Miller Charles River Watershed Association General Counsel and Policy Director
Hillary Monahan MWRA Environmental Planner
Katie Moniz Tetra Tech Senior Project Manager
David Moyer National Grid Distributed Generation – Account Manager
David Murphy Tighe & Bond Vice President
Susan Nichols VHB Senior Env. Planner
Brendan O’Brien Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Director of Asset Management
Sarah O’Leary Department of Housing and Community Development Risk Management Specialist
Bruna Paranhos Jacobs Civil Engineer
Catherine Pedemonti Mystic River Watershed Association Project Manager
Dianne Phillips Holland & Knight LLP Partner
Karen Rave Boston Water & Sewer Commission Field Service Engineer
Christina Schlegel Boston City Council Climate Justice Researcher
Charlotte Shade Fort Point Associates Environmental Planner
Nancy Smith The Office of Public Health Preparedness/ The Boston Public Health Commission Program Manager
Terri Stiffler Tetra Tech Sr. Project Manager
Frank Stone New Ecology, Inc. Project Manager
Flora Su GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Engineer I
David Sulewski UMass Boston
John Sullivan Boston Water & Sewer Commission Chief Engineer
Elizabeth Titus NEEP Director of Research and Evaluation
Yve Torrie A Better City Initiative Director of Climate, Energy & Resilience
Stacy VanDeveer UMB Professor
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
Nicholas Warrens Jacobs Water Resources Engineer
Aaron Weieneth AECOM Manager of Climate Change and Resilience
Maggie Wheeler Anchor QEA Professional Staff
David Wong Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Analyst
Julie Wormser Mystic River Watershed Association Deputy Director

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: City of Boston 2019 Climate Action Plan completed on May 22, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Leadership Webinar – City of Boston 2019 Climate Action Plan

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