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Learning from COVID-19 to Fight Climate Change


Eliza Barclay of Vox, NASA’s Cynthia Rosenzweig, Council expert Roger Thurow, and Devex’s Teresa Welsh discussed the lessons we can learn from the coronavirus pandemic to tackle climate change.

Offshore wind turbines in the UK
Nicholas Doherty

Commentary & Analysis

Build Back Bluer: Water Innovation Can Drive Inclusive Economic Recovery in the Great Lakes

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business
Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness discusses the water infrastructure of the midwest.

Lake Michigan from Chicago

Growing Cities, Changing Diets

Global Food for Thought by Alesha Black

Water flows between farms and cities and changes form as each person uses and reuses it.

An aqueduct in Blythe, California with reflection of the sky in the water.
Steve Rotman


Promoting Social Equity and Economic Inclusion in Urban Waterway Development

Report by Michael Tiboris

This report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs examines ways that urban waterway development might be used by cities.

Women in Niger water a vegetable garden.

​​Addressing China's Rising Influence in Africa

Policy Brief by Michael Tiboris

China’s growing contributions to African development should not automatically be feared, but their increased presence should create a recalibration in US approaches to development.

Chinese flag, Beijing, China.
International Development