The levels of vital carbon-cutting policy

November 7, 2014 12:34 PM

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The levels of vital carbon-cutting policy

Among the discussions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Crowds & Climate 2014 event with the MIT Climate CoLab was the dissection of policy change on local, regional, national, and international levels. Obviously, the need to cut carbon emissions is essential for moving forward as a healthy planet. No one demonstrated this more intensely than Renate Christ, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit 2014 in New York in September. But the ways in which emission-cutting policies must change has to occur throughout all these levels of lawmaking.

Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space for Boston, spoke as to how important change has been for that city, and how the focus for Boston has been based on the principle of: “We can’t manage what we don’t measure.” Boston has policies in place — modeled after some other cities inclu...

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