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Argonne among U.S. organizations and individuals recognized for leadership in climate action

November 4, 2021

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR), in partnership with headline sponsor Bloomberg Philanthropies and America is All In, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Climate Leadership Awards. The 24 awards — to 12 organizations, six partnerships, and six individuals — represent a wide array of sectors, including technology, transportation, state and local government, financial services, pharmaceuticals, utilities, and consumer goods.

Among the award recipients is the Chicago Regional Climate Action Planning Partnership, recognized with an Innovative Partnership Certificate. Argonne — along with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, University of Illinois, and U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit team — provided technical advice to communities and municipal stakeholders involved in developing a regional Climate Action Plan to support municipal-level climate mitigation and adaptation planning.

The Climate Leadership Awards, in their 10th year, were founded by U.S. EPA and take place during the annual Climate Leadership Conference. The Awards recognize exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and addressing climate change.

Amy Holm, Executive Director of The Climate Registry: “At a time when the world urgently needs more climate action and ambition — and with just a few weeks to go before a critical UN climate conference — these organizations and individuals demonstrate what is possible.”

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