The Chicago Agreement on Climate and Community (“Chicago Agreement”) is a call to action to address immediate challenges and opportunities facing our region. It reflects the values and aspirations of a determined group of people from diverse neighborhoods, organizations, and institutions. Chicago Agreement signatories share a common vision of vibrant communities made stronger and more resilient through climate action. Just as the Paris Agreement facilitates collaboration among nations of the world, the Chicago Agreement offers a platform to engage community members and local organizations on practical climate solutions.
The Chicago Agreement articulates principles and commitments to advance collective impact through specific climate actions. By highlighting the intersections between community and climate, this document is a vehicle to grow the broad-based movement that is needed to solve our most urgent problems.
In developing this document, we strive to honor the progress and recognize the shortcomings of previous climate efforts, to bring new voices to the discussion about climate and communities, and to set the stage for further discussion, collaboration, and action in the Greater Chicago region.