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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Celebrating the Summer Solstice

The Summer solstice is the longest day of the year – a time when people celebrate journeying from darkness to light.  It is the Midsummer national holiday in my ancestors’ home of Finland where I’ve joined family dances circling around bonfires that lit up the night skies and bathed in saunas that purified the body and soul.  We […]

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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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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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Honoring Kurt Little’s life of service and dedication to land

Yesterday, OYL North Shore Cycling celebrated its founder Kurt Little who passed away from ALS. Throughout his life Kurt brought people together, building a national land practice (Sub Omnibus Terra) at JLL and growing its Public Institutions Group to serve the world. As a founding board member of Greenleaf Communities, he helped us advance applied […]

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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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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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