Global Warming Solutions Project (GWSP)
Focused on improving MA's GHG profile and in concert with the many good efforts of the state and our partners, ELM convenes the Global Warming Solutions Project (GWSP).
GWSP is a multi-member, cross-sector climate initiative that exists to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders who are committed to achieving the aggressive emissions reduction targets set forth under the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act (2008) in a serious and comprehensive way. Together, we believe that by playing a leadership role and highlighting success, Massachusetts will continue to be a model to other states, regions, and the country.
In addition to coordinating joint action and advocacty in support of the state's climate plan, the GWSP network monitors progress of plan implementation. It has prioritized key complementary policies and programs integral to significantly reducing the state's carbon footprint.
Network collaborators include Clean Water Action, Conservation Law Foundation, Environment Northeast, Health Care Without Harm, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, National Consumer Law Center, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, representatives from state and municipal government, labor, business and more.
Network members click HERE to login to the collaborative platform.
GWSP Priority Issues
Coal Free Massachusetts: During the last legislative session, GWSP network members, including the late Dr. Paul Epstein, helped draft An Act relative to a coal-free Commonwealth (HB2614), sponsored by Representative Lori Ehrlich (Marblehead).
Several members of the GWSP network are Guiding Members of the Coal Free Massachusetts Coalition launched in July 2012.
Click HERE to learn more about the Coal Free Massachusetts campaign and plaform and to find how you can get involved.
GWSP Dashboard & Implementation Scorecard
On April 22 (Earth Day), 2013, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in cooperation with ELM and the rest of the Global Warming Solutions Project coalition, released the GWSP Dashboard. The Dashboard provides detailed information about Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions levels. You can visit the Dashboard here.