From the start, the charge and scope of the Chicago Climate Task Force was broad and ambitious. Dozens of experts and a nationally recognized research advisor committee took part in discussions. Leading scientists were consulted to describe various scenarios for Chicago’s climate future and how these would impact life in the city.
The results of the research are both serious and encouraging.
They clearly demonstrate that our current trajectory poses risks to our economy and health. Every Chicago resident and business has a role to play in implementing the Chicago Climate Action Plan, which will not only ensure a more liveable climate for the world, but also for the city. The economy and quality of life could improve. Jobs could be created. New technologies will emerge.
The Chicago Climate Action Plan Outlines Five Strategies:
The Chicago Climate Action Plan details steps for organizations of all kinds and suggests actions for every individual. As new technologies and options emerge, actions may change. The goal, however, remains the same: to reduce our emissions and prepare for change.
Chicago continues to lead! Read the regional corporate sustainability report, "Building a Sustainable Region: Innovative Practices from Metro Chicago's Global Corporations," by clicking on the report image below.