US Composting Council seeks municipal stakeholder input

 This is a guest blog by Sarah Martinez, who serves on the Board of the U.S. Composting Council and is the Sustainability Maven at Eco-Products, Inc. Are you aware that composting organic materials, such as food scraps and landscaping debris, and incorporating compost into soil not only reduces pressure on landfills, but it also reduces greenhouse […]

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Resilient Cities – 7th Global Convening Underway in Bonn

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation is underway.  ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change in 2010. From the conference in Bonn, ICLEI Secretary […]

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Are you Getting to Zero?!

    ICLEI USA is proud to support the 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum. Join us Oct. 12-14 in Denver along with leading designers, owners, operators, commercial real estate professionals, policymakers, manufacturers and others to share perspectives on the growth of zero net energy (ZNE), discuss the policies driving new projects, engage in best practices […]

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Pingtung engages in Global 100% RE Cities and Regions Network: Aspen and Maui

This post is reprinted from ICLEI global: www.iclei.org  Magistrate Men-An Pan, head of the Pingtung County local government in Chinese Taipei, made a public commitment to explore a 100 renewable energy target and to be an active participant in the Global 100% Renewable Energy Cities and Regions Network. This commitment was formalized in a public signing at […]

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Second World Assembly toward Habitat III

Looking toward the future of sustainable development and the New Urban Agenda, local and regional governments and networks from around the world convened this week at the first session of the Second World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments in New York City. Their input into the United Nations Habitat III Conference on Housing and […]

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The New York Proposal for Inclusive Growth in Cities

The Ford Foundation New York, NY March 29, 2016: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability joined The Ford Foundation and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in the launch of the Inclusive Growth in Cities Campaign. Analyzing economic data collected following the global financial downturn of 2008-2009, the OECD recognized a new emerging economic […]

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ICLEI and partners COP21 update: Compact of Mayors

Mayor Frank Cownie COP21

During a side event of COP21 – December 7 in Paris ICLEI and its partners provided an update to the UNFCCC negotiators with the achievements of the Compact of Mayors and created a dialogue to explore options for enhanced engagement of local and subnational governments in raising the level of ambition and accelerating climate action at all levels based on the outcomes of the COP21 in Paris.

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U.S. Transformative Action Projects on Stage at COP21

Today in Paris, four transformative U.S. climate projects took stage at COP21. Moderated by ICLEI USA Efficiency and Renewables Director, Angie Fyfe, the panel included Boulder Colorado’s resilience project and three California projects: transport in Santa Monica, Community Choice Aggregation of renewables in Richmond, and carbon sequestration in San Francisco.

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