Global Climate Club announced at COP28

Germany announced the formation of a Climate Club to help developing countries decarbonize at this week’s COP28 global climate summit. Over 30 nations, including the U.S., are expected to join with the goal of placing a price on the carbon embedded in certain industry products. The climate club will incentivize decarbonization while providing financial assistance […]

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John Andersen and Don Wuebbles present Solutions to Climate Change and Water Resource Challenges – at Home and Around the World

John Andersen, President of Greenleaf Advisors and Communities, and Dr. Don Wuebbles, Earth Knowledge’s Director of Climate Science, presented Solutions to Climate Change and Water Resources Challenges – at Home and Around the World in Lake Forest, Illinois on October 9. Climate is a primary driver of ecosystem formation and is changing rapidly due to […]

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Advancing Climate and Emissions Data for a Healthy World

As the world grapples with the intensifying effects of climate change, meaningful measurement and reporting are imperative to meeting climate goals and managing risk. Greenleaf is supporting the efforts of proven, innovative technologies to accelerate the efficacy of climate data in forecasting, reporting, and mitigating the effects of climate change, including: The Open Footprint Forum (OFP Forum) […]

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DPI receives $5M National Science Foundation award to establish Global Center for clean energy and equitable transportation solutions

The Discovery Partners Institute, part of the University of Illinois System, has been awarded $5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) simultaneous to a £5 million grant by the UK Research and Innovation Engineering and Physical Sciences Council to the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom to establish the NSF-led Global Center for […]

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Blacks in Green (BIG) + Partners win historic EPA Region 5 Technical Assistance Center grant!

Greenleaf Advisors and Greenleaf Communities congratulate Blacks in Green (BIG) + Partners for being selected by the US EPA to serve as an Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Region 5.  This is a historic win for frontline and community-based organizations, honoring their on-the-ground leadership and expertise. The coalition will bring $10M in […]

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Give Us Hope – Winter Update

The effects of climate change are being experienced worldwide and existing efforts and pledges are insufficient to address the challenge. Our children and grandchildren will be harmed and many people around the world will experience unprecedented devastation. Continuing to go down this collision course as warned by the Secretary General of the UN is unacceptable. […]

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Join us on November 10th for Transitions: A Sustainable Wealth Management Conference

We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 10th from 12 pm – 5 pm at the annual Sustainable Wealth Management Conference: Transitions hosted at Northern Trust in Chicago. This conference will focus on navigating climate risk plus other ESG priorities when creating sustainable value. Bob Litterman (Chairman of the Risk Committee & founding partner at […]

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A Path to Rapidly and Equitably Meet Climate Mitigation Goals: Recommendations for COP27

In advance of COP27, we make recommendations for a path to rapidly and equitably meet climate mitigation goals. Our research indicates that the attached recommendations will have significant effect on climate mitigation and ensure a fair transition at the global scale.  Major reductions in greenhouse gases can be achieved by supporting leadership of the G7/the […]

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Investing in Our Planet: Earth Day 2022

This year’s Earth Day theme – Invest in Our Planet – calls for bold action; broad innovation; and equitable implementation; which Greenleaf advances through sustainable investment forums, global climate policy, nature-based solutions, renewable energy, and green initiatives in underserved communities. Sustainable Financial Investments: The annual Sustainable Investment Conference returns to Chicago this year on November […]

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Don Wuebbles presents on Climate Change and the North Shore

On Wednesday, January 12th, Dr. Don Wuebbles presented climate change impacts and adaptation + mitigation strategies with support from Dr. Francine van den Brandeler and John Andersen. Watch a recording of the presentation here. Supplemental materials on climate science, policy, and adaptation and mitigation solutions can be found here. What does climate change mean for the […]

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