Climate Publications

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A RainReady Nation: Protecting American Homes and Businesses in a Changing Climate

January 22, 2015

As storms become increasingly destructive, homes and businesses face a heightened risk of  urban flooding, even when they aren’t located in formally designated floodplains. CNT’s RainReady program offers innovative, cost-effective solutions to keep properties dry and help communities stay resilient in the face of a changing climate.

People, Places + Progress: Celebrating 35 Years of Community Innovation

October 24, 2013

In honor of our 35th anniversary, CNT staff compiled stories about our 35 most game-changing innovations. People, Places + Progress chronicles CNT’s growth in capacity, reputation, and impact. From the construction of solar greenhouses to grow vegetables in what we now call “food deserts” to the development of revolutionary energy efficiency programs. From the Location Efficient Mortgage® to the Surface Transportation Policy Project. [...]

Transit-Oriented Development and the Potential for VMT-related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction

June 30, 2010

Transit-oriented development– a mix of residential and commercial development within walking distance of public transportation –can play a substantial part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Capital Bill signing by Governor Pat Quinn Remarks

July 13, 2009

On July 13, 2009, CNT Vice President of Policy, Jacky Grimshaw, gave remarks at a press conference held  by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.  Grimshaw’s remarks were in support of the state capital bill  signed by Governor Quinn.

Sustainable Prosperity: Decreasing Household Expenses and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

December 31, 2008

This policy paper makes the case for mandating the inclusion of expense reduction and sustainable living education into a range of federal initiatives, and concludes with recommendations to enhance pending green initiatives by linking them to financial education programming focused on building assets by reducing household expenses in an environmentally responsible manner.

CNT Biennial Report 2006/2007

October 6, 2008

CNT’s Biennial Report for for 2006 and 2007

Summary Report: Chicago’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Inventory, Forecast and Mitigation Analysis for Chicago and the Metropolitan Region.

September 18, 2008

This research was part of a broader effort by the City to determine the local ramifications of climate change, for its citizens and for City operations. In addition to CNT’s work on emissions and mitigation strategies, the City engaged researchers to examine climate-change adaptation, economic impacts, and the effects of climate change on City departments.

Chicago’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An Inventory, Forecast and Mitigation Analysis for Chicago and the Metropolitan Region

September 18, 2008

Commissioned by the city to help create its recently released Climate Action Plan, CNT conducted the emissions and mitigation-strategies research to reach the city’s emission reduction target of 25% below 1990 levels by the year 2020.

CNT – 30 Years of Sustainability

January 18, 2008

High Speed Rail and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the U.S.

January 1, 2006

A corridor-by-corridor estimate of the potential annual greenhouse gas benefits — from emissions reductions — of high speed rail systems in the U.S. based on current plans for high speed rail development in the federally designated high speed rail corridors.

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