The impacts of a changing climate require solutions as diverse as the City’s 77 community areas. With more than 10 years of new research and technology since Chicago’s first climate action plan in 2008, now is the time to update the city’s climate targets and drive meaningful funding to benefit individual Chicagoans and communities. To learn more about the 2022 Climate Action Plan (CAP), explore this page with the full report and other supporting documents for you and your community.
Through an influx of capital through potential federal grants and tax credits, the IRA can directly help communities reach and exceed their carbon reduction targets. The IRA could bring Chicago’s emissions reduction target to 67% by 2040, 5% more than original projections. Learn more in the CAP addendum, Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act on Chicago's 2022 Climate Action Plan.
The results are in! This year, Chicagoans were invited to share their climate priorities- and they delivered! From interactive virtual town halls, two online surveys, facilitated conversations with community partners, and comments on the draft plan, over 2,100 Chicagoans from 70+ community areas helped shape the format and content of the plan. Here are the top priorities from the Fund Your Future activity.