Boston wins climate challenge award from Bloomberg Philanthropies

October 23, 2018

Boston is among a group of US cities that will receive technical support and resources to help reduce carbon emissions after Bloomberg Philanthropies named the city a winner in the organization’s American Cities Climate Challenge, the office of Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a statement Sunday.

The climate challenge is intended to help 20 US cities combat climate change and “promote a sustainable future for residents,” according to the statement.

Cities account for more than 70 percent of global carbon emissions, according to the statement. The climate challenge was created to help the work being done by mayors across the country in their efforts against climate change, the statement said.

Boston, along with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., were announced as winners of the climate challenge Sunday.

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