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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Proposal for COP26 – Recommendations on a Climate Club and Carbon Surcharge Transfer

Climate scientists and policymakers warn of deep and irreversible damage to Earth if we do not take immediate global action on climate change. In this report, Dr. Roy Wehrle, Dr. Francine van den Brandeler, and Dr. Don Wuebbles make recommendations for successful negotiations at COP26 based on extensive research for domestic and global climate policy. COP26 […]

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On World Environment Day, we join in protecting and restoring our natural resources.

Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Tomorrow is the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and there can be no greater aim than to protect that which supports all of life on Earth.  Greenleaf recommits itself, as we do each and every day, to protecting and restoring environmental resources and systems that enable life to flourish. […]

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Greenleaf Communities presents at Florida Climate Week on Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Approach

On Earth Day, Greenleaf Communities participated at Florida Climate Week presenting on “Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Plan.” Greenleaf’s Climate Lead, Francine van den Brandeler, interviewed six climate science and policy experts on effective climate policy solutions. Our 2020 report, Addressing Climate Change Using a Carbon Tax & Dividend Plan, studies […]

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Greenleaf celebrates Earth Day and recommits to advancing solutions that Restore our Earth

On Earth Day, we recommit to advancing solutions that will Restore our Earth, including attendance to a rapidly changing climate that governs the ecosystems which support life. The interconnections between natural systems are profound; the healthy soils that produce nutrient-rich crops also filter freshwater resources and purify the air. Healing these systems for a healthy world requires a whole of society approach with policies that are informed by sound science and support sustainable practices.

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