Metropolitan Area Planning Council, MA 
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council prepared the “South Shore Coastal Hazards and Adaptation Study” for the towns of Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate in 2011. The plan details the risks faced by the south shore, develops adaptation recommendations, and suggests possible funding opportunities. In March of 2015 MAPC put out the Metro Boston Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report and launched the Metro Mayors Climate Preparedness Taskforce to guide collaborative efforts to address regional vulnerabilities to climate change. In 2016 they developed the “Keep Cool” web page for Metro Boston that provides a searchable map of public places throughout Greater Boston for cooling off and staying cool on hot days, as well as information on climate change and summer temperatures, and resources for obtaining rebates, and tips for staying safe. The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) initiated a planning process to assess vulnerabilities from the predicted impacts of climate change (i.e., changing precipitation and temperatures), and to develop an action plan for implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies. The project was a unique opportunity to apply climate assessment and planning methodologies to the issues faced by inland areas (e.g., those unrelated to sea level rise) and provide a model for other MAPC municipalities and regions and other areas in the Commonwealth. The MAPC supports the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition including 14 communities who signed commitments to work collectively on climate preparedness and mitigation.
Population (US Census 2010): 3,568,594

Plans and Products
Adaptation Plan
South Shore Coastal Hazards Adaptation Study (2011) Detailed Info
Adaptation Plan
Metro Boston Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Report (2014) Detailed Info
Metropolitan Boston Climate Preparedness Commitment (2015) Detailed Info
2016 Climate Mitigation Commitment (2017) Detailed Info
Metro Mayors Coalition Climate Preparedness Taskforce (2015) Detailed Info
Resilience Plan
Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination Climate Change Resilience Plan: Vulnerability Assessment & Adaptation and Mitigation (2017) Detailed Info
Keep Cool (2016) Detailed Info

EPA Region 1 RAINE last updated March 2019. Report generated on Saturday, October 23, 2021 2:54 AM.