Energy & Environment Unit Announces 2021-2022 Policy Agenda

WrItten by Isabella Gambill, Senior Policy Advisor on Climate, Energy, & Resilience


The E+E Unit is pleased to announce our updated policy agenda for the 2021-2022 legislative session. After substantive discussion with our E+E Advisory Committee and support from our Executive Committee, we are proud to commit to a more comprehensive and equitable approach to our climate and clean energy work. By incorporating E+E commitments from our Equity in the Built Environment Work Plan as well as emerging policy opportunities at the City-, State-, and Federal-levels, we are excited to advocate for climate solutions that center equity and justice whenever possible, and that help to protect all communities in Greater Boston.

The updated E+E Policy Agenda for 2021-2022 may be found here. As you will notice, there are several new components to our policy commitments, including the following:

  • We have worked to incorporate aspects of climate, energy, and environmental justice, as well as equitable growth, equitable financing, and access to renewable energy.
  • We have included a more people-centered and community-centered approach to our climate work, with a more holistic emphasis on community resilience, health, and well-being.
  • We have called out equitable workforce development and extreme heat as two key Equity in the Built Environment priorities for our unit.
  • We have emphasized the need for effective, transparent, verifiable, and permanent carbon removals in Massachusetts.

If you have any questions about our updated E+E Policy Agenda for 2021-2022 and/or would like to become more involved in our policy work, please contact Isabella Gambill (

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