Partnering on Climate Solutions

The UW helps found the Midwest Climate Collaborative — and seeks results.

Aerial photo of the woods and wetlands part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

“Climate change is a shared crisis that requires shared solutions,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. Jeff Miller

UW–Madison, together with some 34 partners across the region, launched the Midwest Climate Collaborative in January.

The MCC is a network of organizations committed to accelerating climate action in the Midwest by leveraging science and research, shaping public understanding and policy, advancing climate solutions, and developing leaders. The launch event included a panel discussion on best practices for climate action. Then-undergraduate Natalie Tinsen ’22 and a like-minded student at the University of Minnesota were instrumental in developing a student component of the MCC, which involves annual, virtual conferences to learn about sustainability initiatives at colleges and universities across the country.

“Climate change is a shared crisis that requires shared solutions,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank, noting that UW–Madison has an important leadership role to play as a founding member of the MCC. “The Midwest Climate Collaborative will do the vital work of convening leading academic institutions, businesses, and community organizations to create those solutions for the entire region.”

Published in the Summer 2022 issue

Tags: Environment, Science

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