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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Join us for a conversation on January 12th with Dr. Don Wuebbles on climate change impacts and solutions

Join us on Wednesday, January 12th for a discussion with Dr. Don Wuebbles on climate change impacts and adaptation + mitigation strategies. What does climate change mean for the Chicagoland region —what can we expect, and what can we do about it? Please join international climate scientist and University of Illinois professor emeritus Dr. Don […]

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Moving Towards a Healthy and Sustainable World –
Reflections on Greenleaf’s contributions in 2021

Greenleaf, in collaboration with many, is making progress towards a more sustainable and just world that includes a safe climate, clean and available freshwater supplies, healthy soils, equitable resources, and good governance. Please consider supporting our work through a tax-deductible donation. We developed economic research to inform domestic and international climate policy and support society-wide […]

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The Glasgow Climate Conference: What to Look For

Roy Wehrle, Senior Advisor to Greenleaf Communities, Emeritus Professor at University of Illinois Springfield, and former Presidential Advisor. It seems like only yesterday that 195 countries passed the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, an historic turning point after decades of global talks on climate. Now six years later, the nations of the world assemble in […]

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IPCC and Climate Crisis Advisory Group underscore urgency that can be addressed at COP26

The existential threat of climate change has become increasingly evident as we experience its devastating impacts: wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Greece; torrential rains flooding China and Western Europe; droughts and storms damaging America’s food belt. The new IPCC report makes climate risks starkly clear: “human influence has warmed the climate at […]

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