Alex Haddad, University of Michigan and member of the Climate Asset Map Working Group—referring to the development of the Climate Resource Network (CRN), which is the new name of the resource being developed from the prototype of the Midwest Climate Asset Map

“Contributing to the development of the Climate Resource Network has been an exciting and rewarding endeavor. Through our due diligence, the working group confirmed that the appetite for this tool among our constituents is enormous, and we’re gratified to serve them this way. Even more importantly, over the course of the tool’s development, I’ve come to believe that the CRN will be indispensable in helping us achieve the goal of significant, coordinated progress in climate action across the Midwest.”

Daniel Poynter, Carbon Neutral Indiana and member of the Climate Asset Map Working Group—referring to the development of a climate asset map tool by the Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC)

“I’ve been following the MCC since around the beginning. When I saw there was a working group forming about a climate asset map my ears perked up. It’s been a lot of fun to think through how we might help the diverse climate actors in the Midwest. In the process I’ve learned that there is a tremendous, untapped need for collaboration and information. I think MCC’s latest tool will take a big step in that direction.”

Statements from respondents to the needs assessment survey conducted to assist in the development of the prototype of the Climate Asset Map:

“I would use it to discover factual and up-to-date information about climate issues and climate education in my state. I would use that information to better express the urgency of climate action right here where we live.”

“I would use the climate asset map to track potential customers and partners for collaboration in the Midwest. This would reduce my time to connect with other like-minded firms in the electric vehicle industry.”

“I would be especially interested in finding practitioners in a variety of professions who are interested in understanding more about climate change and (most important) are interested in working with scientists to co-produce the knowledge base needed for climate information that is credible and actionable.”

“I’d search it to identify local entities that had implemented solutions we were considering locally – so as a connector to other initiatives in the Midwest.”