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Climate and the Environment

Most Americans Say Climate Change Is a Critical Threat

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Emily Sullivan

But public opinion is sharply divided along partisan lines, 2022 Chicago Council Survey data finds.

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Climate and the Environment

Cities at the Intersection: Climate, Culture, and Migration

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Local leadership plays a critical role in responding to climate threats and addressing the challenges associated with migration, the report's authors find.

Reuters
Global Cities

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

RESEARCH
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

RESEARCH
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.
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Global Cities

Climate Data-Driven Cities

RESEARCH
Report by Robert Muggah

"Most cities are still lagging when it comes to processing and converting this information in a way that can improve lives and save the planet," writes Robert Muggah.

Satellite images of a river valley and ice melting Climate and the Environment

US Commitments in Nutrition and Health for a Better Future

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

The United States has made big pledges for global nutrition. Our white paper offers recommendations to turn commitments into action.

Fruit on a table photographed from above.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

From Climate Pledges to Transformative Action

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

Can the United States deliver on its food systems and climate commitments? We offer recommendations to protect the planet and feed the world.

Cow stands in front of a tree line with plumes of smoke indicating forest destruction in the Amazon.
Bruno Kelly
Food and Agriculture

Infrastructure and SDG Localization: The 21st Century Mandate

RESEARCH
Report by Kris Hartley

“Cities are at the front lines of UN Sustainable Development Goal implementation,” argues Nonresident Fellow Kris Hartley.

Exhibition opening the UN in Germany promoting the Sustainable Development Goals Action Campaign.
Inga Kjer
Climate and the Environment

Republicans and Democrats in Different Worlds on Climate Change

RESEARCH
Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

As President Biden heads to the UN Climate Change Conference, he will grapple with significant divides in domestic public opinion.

An artist finishes a mural of the earth on fire with the caption "while you were talking."
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Renewing International Extension to Equip Farmers for a Changing Climate

RESEARCH
Report by Gloria Dabek

The climate crisis necessitates a new extension agenda that prioritizes farmer needs and preferences, and promotes climate resilience and adaptation. US policy should reflect this new extension agenda to ensure farmers have the tools to succeed in providing for themselves, and ultimately, feeding the world.

A farmer examines his crops in the field. Climate and the Environment