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NOAA's contribution to the Chicago Region Climate Action Plan earns Innovative Partnership Certificate in 2021 Climate Leadership Awards

  • 22 October 2021
NOAA's contribution to the Chicago Region Climate Action Plan earns Innovative Partnership Certificate in 2021 Climate Leadership Awards

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) announced the recipients of the 2021 Climate Leadership Awards at a virtual conference on October 14, 202 . The Chicago Regional Climate Action Planning Partnership won an Innovative Partnership Certificate, recognizing its member organizations for working collaboratively on leading edge climate initiatives.

The Planning Partnership engaged communities and municipal stakeholders in the development of a regional Climate Action Plan. Co-authors of the Plan were the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and NOAA, with technical assistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, University of Illinois, Argonne National Laboratory, and the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit team.

See the NOAA article on Chicago’s plan »

Learn more about the Climate Leadership Awards »

For more information, contact Ned Gardiner, ned.gardiner@noaa.gov

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