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  • How can cities help accelerate climate action to meet COP26 goals?

    Portrait of researcher Ashish Sharma

    When the Trump administration withdrew from the Paris climate accord in 2017, many U.S. cities developed locally focused mitigation and adaptation strategies to curb climate change, Illinois State Water Survey climate researcher Ashish Sharma said. While the COP26 led to promising negotiations to reduce emissions, national-level commitments have been slow to come to fruition and cities have taken the lead. 

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  • Editor’s notes:

    Sharma also is affiliated with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and is a professor of atmospheric sciences at Illinois.

    To reach Ashish Sharma, call 217-300-8423; email sharmaa@illinois.edu.