Great Lakes Carbon Collaborative

The bi-national Great Lakes region is home to 107 million people and has a combined GDP of US$6.0 trillion, making it an ideal place for American and Canada businesses, governments, academia, and the non-profit sector to come together as one to discuss shared decarbonization interests and solutions.

The Council of the Great Lakes Region is partnering with the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, a leading business and sustainability association, to develop and implement a new initiative called the Great Lakes Carbon Collaborative, which will be officially launched on October 29th.

Built to facilitate engagement across sectors, customers, and suppliers up and down the value stream, the Great Lakes Carbon Collaborative, modeled on the US BCSD’s successful Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative, will be driven by business and focused on developing and implementing initiatives that reduce carbon emissions across the Great Lakes economy while minimizing business impacts.

Initial focus areas include electrification, low-emission generation technology, carbon capture use and storage (CCUS), ecosystem services, and the water-carbon nexus.

If you would like to learn more about the Great Lakes Carbon Collaborative and how to join the initiative, please contact Lora Shrake, Senior Program Director, Business and Sustainability, at

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