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In 2008 the City of Chicago launched one of the most ambitious climate action planning processes in the nation, engaging residents and experts alike. Through this process, leading scientists and a nationally recognized research advisory committee were consulted to develop various scenarios for Chicago’s climate future and develop strategies and goals for reducing emissions and adapting to changes already affecting the City and region. The result was the Chicago Climate Change Action plan and a suite of supporting research reports that continue to shape how Chicago works to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for a changing climate. You can download the Chicago Climate Change Action Plan and key research reports below.
The Chicago Climate Change Action Plan (Full Report)
The Chicago Climate Change Action Plan—Spanish (Full Report)
The Chicago Climate Change Action Plan—Mandarin (Full Report)
Chicago Climate Action Plan Overview
Chicago Climate Action Plan 5 Strategies
Lessons Learned: Creating the Chicago Climate Action Plan
Climate Change and Chicago: Projections and Potential Impacts (Executive Summary)
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter One: Introduction
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Two: Climate
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Three: Water
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Four: Health
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Five: Ecosystems
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Six: Infrastructure
Climate Change and Chicago: Chapter Seven: Conclusions