Climate change is the greatest environmental crisis of our time with real impacts that we can see not only around the entire world, but right here at home in Massachusetts.
As the Commonwealth’s largest nature conservation nonprofit, it is our responsibility to respond swiftly and boldly. We must drastically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to combat the climate impacts we’re facing right now and avoid the most dangerous impacts yet to come.
Recognizing this need, Mass Audubon's climate action strategy seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 in Massachusetts while maintaining a livable landscape for people and wildlife. Our plan will support the Commonwealth's statewide initiative to do the same.
Mass Audubon will rely on the support of our 135,000 members, more than 38,000 acres of our protected land, statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries and education centers, and organizational expertise in advocacy, conservation science, and education.
Mass Audubon's Climate Action Plan operates on four interrelated goals:
Before we help guide Massachusetts towards carbon neutrality, we first must align our organization internally with climate response and mitigation initiatives.
Mass Audubon is prepared to lead by example when it comes to bold and urgent action to fight climate change.
Earlier this month, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its sixth major report on the science of climate change. Condensing scientific evidence from 14,000 studies, its findings paint a stark view of our future. Using the strongest language ever used by IPCC scientists, the report confirms with “unequivocal” certainty for the first time that human activity continues to contribute to climate change. It also issues a clarion call to avoid the worst-case scenario that otherwise looms […]