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We Will Chicago: Environment, Climate, and Energy


Angela Tovar joins local and international leaders to discuss climate solutions and urban resiliency efforts.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.

Nakate on Climate Justice and Youth Activism


Founder of the Rise Up Climate Movement Vanessa Nakate discusses the global climate crisis and the importance of elevating the next generation of underrepresented environmental leaders with Jamia Jowers.

Vanessa Nakate speaks into megaphone during a demonstration for climate change.

Commentary & Analysis

Everything Is on Fire. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In her latest Chicago Tribune column, Elizabeth Shackleford argues that bigger countries must be the ones to lead the fight against climate change.

A view of Lake Albert, which runs right in between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Climate and the Environment

World Review: The Perfect Storm – Heat Waves, Energy Crunches, and Climate Change

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Nirmal Ghosh, Elise Labott, and Amna Nawaz join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Two firefighters work the site of a wildfire in Spain.
Global Politics


Bikes and Scooters on the Road to Net Zero? Yes, with Some 'Ifs'

Working Paper by Coauthors

Micromobility can play a major role in transportation decarbonization, but its potential varies depending on the conditions in which it's employed.

Olivier DJIANN
Global Cities

Capitalism and City Futures in the Age of Crisis

Book by Kris Hartley

Kris Harley analyzes how the scholarly discussion about sustainability and smartness can be reshaped.

A view of the Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan.
Global Cities