S2 Episode 4: The local, global issue of climate change

Climate change is a global issue, but it’s also a local one. Cities around the world are developing policy responses to reduce their carbon footprint and prepare for the climate change effects we expect will happen in the coming decades. In this episode, we look at how Cambridge is leading the fight against climate change by being an example that other cities can follow.

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Parts 1 and 2

Net Zero Action Plan

Green Cambridge

Cambridge Energy Alliance

Drive Green EV discount program

Cambridge Development Department’s list of environmental community organizations

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