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With CPO Support, Chicago Regional Climate Plan Launched on July 13th 20 July 2021

With CPO Support, Chicago Regional Climate Plan Launched on July 13th

Created to call municipal leaders to action, the 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% from 2005 levels by 2050 and highlights ways to equitably build climate resilience and a vibrant economy at the municipal level.

NOAA, Chicago partner on climate plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 13 July 2021

NOAA, Chicago partner on climate plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Chicago regional plan aims for 80 percent reduction by 2050

The 2021 Climate Action Plan for the Chicago Region, co-authored by the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and the NOAA Climate Program Office, will serve a region which is home to nearly 9 million people in more than 280 cities, towns, and villages. It is one of the first regional climate plans in the United States.

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2022 funding opportunity is now open 8 July 2021

NOAA Climate Program Office’s 2022 funding opportunity is now open

Approximately $15 million will be available for about 90 new awards, pending budget appropriations, with most awards funded between $50,000 and $300,000 per year.

MERT Publishes National Marine Sanctuary Climate Change Science Priorities Workshop Report 7 July 2021

MERT Publishes National Marine Sanctuary Climate Change Science Priorities Workshop Report

The report summarizes national marine sanctuary climate science and information needs gathered through collaborative, cross-NOAA discussions both during the workshop as well as in focus groups and other conversations over the preceding year.

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards over $1 million to improve climate information, services for extreme heat resilience 29 June 2021

NOAA’s Climate Program Office awards over $1 million to improve climate information, services for extreme heat resilience

Five new projects will build on outcomes from NOAA’s community-led urban heat mapping campaigns

The projects will support decision making in city neighborhoods grappling with inequitably distributed impacts from the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States—extreme heat. 

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