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For a carbon neutral, climate resilient, interconnected Midwest region


About The collaborative

Our Mission

To facilitate the development of a coherent Midwestern response to the climate crisis through acceleration of climate action, knowledge generation, and leader development led by a cross-sector collaboration of key organizations throughout the Midwest.

Forest Lake

high level goals

The vision, mission, and goals for the collaborative were shaped by meaningful interaction of over 20 major Midwest institutions and organizations through extensive engagement beginning in March 2020 and progressing through the Fall 2020 Midwest Climate Summit Think Tank Series. Following the Think Tank Series, the partners held a series of reflection and strategy meetings to craft objectives and strategies for the Midwest Climate Collaborative, which launched on January 28, 2022.

  • Accelerate Climate Solutions

  • Shape Public Understanding and Policy

  • Leverage the Power of Science & Research

  • Develop Climate Leaders

  • Develop an Effective Collaborative


Current Primary projects
Annual overarching structure
  • Annual In-Person Network Meeting Alongside Annual Midwest Climate Summit with Rotating Location

  • Topical and Regional Interest Working Groups/Pop-up Events

  • Quarterly Virtual Meetings

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