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Past Events

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest

PAST EVENT

Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

We Will Chicago: Environment, Climate, and Energy

PAST EVENT

Angela Tovar joins local and international leaders to discuss climate solutions and urban resiliency efforts.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
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Commentary & Analysis

Millennials and Gen Z Sound the Alarm on Climate Change

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Running Numbers by Emily Sullivan

While younger Americans are most concerned about climate change, pluralities of each generation are ready to take action to prevent it.

Climate activists Luisa Neubauer, Greta Thunberg, Lakshmi Thevasagayam, and Florian Oezcan protest against the expansion of the Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine
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Climate and the Environment

The Other COP: Biodiversity Summit Sets New Goals, but Eludes Global Headlines

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Global Insight by Chris Morris

COP15 set new targets for protecting ecosystems, but funding, implementation, and a lack of global attention to biodiversity give pause for Chris Morris.

COP15 Summit in Montreal, December 2022
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Climate and the Environment

Research

Better City Network Data Empowers Climate Action from Below

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

Cities are key actors in the fight against climate change. Progress made in data collection on city involvement in global governance is crucial to their success.

COP27 in Egypt
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Global Cities

Most Americans Say Climate Change Is a Critical Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Emily Sullivan

But public opinion is sharply divided along partisan lines, 2022 Chicago Council Survey data finds.

a sign that says climate justice now!
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Climate and the Environment

Experts