New study co-authored by Greenleaf Water Lead highlights gaps in water research in Latin America

A new, peer-reviewed article co-authored by Greenleaf Communities’ Climate and Water Lead, Francine van den Brandeler, together with colleagues at UC-Davis, uses machine learning to explore bright spots and blind spots of water research in Latin America and the Caribbean. The region – home to more than 650 million people – is extremely vulnerable to […]

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G7 meeting in Cornwall – Progress & Takeaways for climate action

On June 11 to 13, global leaders met in Cornwall, England, uniting around climate action, leading up to the United Nations’ climate conference – COP26 – in November.  Accounting for a quarter of global carbon emissions and 40% of the world economy, G7 countries (U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Japan, and European Union) play […]

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Greenleaf Communities to Participate in Florida Climate Week

The week-long summit will take place virtually April 19-23, 2021 Free Registration is available at www.floridaclimateweek.org Greenleaf Communities is excited to join VoLo Foundation’s Florida Climate WeekSM, an annual event on climate solutions for the state of Florida. The free virtual summit will take place on April 19th to 23rd around Earth Day, convening industry […]

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Gender equality is key to solving our environmental challenges

Greenleaf is committed to effective and inclusive solutions for a healthy and sustainable world, and we recognize women and girls are disproportionately impacted by environmental stressors, including climate change. Women are over-represented among the world’s poor and are often more dependent on threatened natural resources. They continue to face significant barriers to accessing land, financial […]

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Joliet selects Chicago as its future water supplier – an important step forward toward improved, integrated regional water solutions

Yesterday, under the looming threat of severe water shortages, the City of Joliet, located 30 miles Southwest of Chicago, made a decision that will profoundly impact its residents for decades: it chose the City of Chicago as its new water supplier. Its groundwater has been rapidly declining and could be depleted by 2030 without a […]

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New policy report on how U.S. Climate Policy can Drive Foreign Policy

In our effort to contribute to policy solutions, we offer this brief by Dr. Roy Wehrle, Dr. Don Wuebbles, and Dr. Francine van den Brandeler, entitled U.S. Climate Policy Driving Foreign Policy. The United States has a unique opportunity to enlist other nations in effective climate action by adopting a strong climate policy at home.  […]

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Imagine a Day Without Water: Lake Michigan and water shortages in northern Illinois

Chicago borders one of the world’s greatest sources of freshwater – Lake Michigan. Its unique geography and the assurance of a constant supply of this essential resource has spurred the region’s population growth and economic development, cemented its position as a transportation hub and helped create today’s dynamic metropolis. When I first moved to Chicago, […]

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New report by the Climate Solutions Lab at Brown University supports Climate Club approach to address the global climate crisis

Addressing the unprecedented climate crisis requires domestic climate policy as well as collaborative global action. A report released this month by the Climate Solutions Lab at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University puts the spotlight on these linkages by proposing 10 opportunities for the next U.S. president to place climate […]

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New research by the Climate Leadership Council shows that pricing carbon will strengthen U.S. trade competitiveness

Recent studies show a carbon tax and dividend approach would increase investment in clean energy technologies, create new jobs, and improve household finances, while reducing carbon emissions. However, some argue carbon pricing would make domestic industries less competitive than countries without carbon pricing. A new report by the Climate Leadership Council dispels this myth through […]

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