UW Madison will host an event online next week to launch a collaboration effort to combat the climate crisis.
The Midwest Climate CollaborativeIt is a network made up of universities, local governments, and other organizations who work together to develop a cohesive Midwestern response to climate changes through research, public communication, and policy.
The launch will feature remarks by Gina McCarthy, White House National Climate Adviser, and Aimee Witman, deputy secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Energy. Panel discussion will take place on best practices for climate action.
In a statement, Blank stated that climate change is a shared problem that requires shared solutions. The Midwest Climate Collaborative will convene leading academic institutions, businesses, and community organizations to find solutions for the entire region.
The idea for the collaborative was born out of a Midwest climate summit that took place in 2020 and featured a conference hosted by Natalie Tinsen, a UWMadison student.
The University of Chicago and The Ohio State University are members.