Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures

Cities are taking bold action to reduce emissions and develop climate-ready communities, but they can’t do it alone.  State and local government cooperation yields greater results. The Center for the New Energy Economy released The Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures, an interactive e-book with maps, charts, videos, links to reports and podcasts on leading […]

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Non-Partisan Citizen Empowerment is Working

Guest post from Joseph Robertson, Global Strategy Director, Citizen’s Climate Lobby Throughout the 21st century, cities are likely to be more and more the engines of design that determine how we live and whether our way of making a living in the world is sustainable. Every society everywhere grapples with questions of how much decision-making […]

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Change the Pallet: Procurement Specs Reduce Emissions

GUEST BLOG by Adam Pener and Roger Ballentine More so than ever, cities are taking the lead in adopting sustainable innovations that reduce climate impact, save money, and better the lives of their citizens. Cities were early adopters of clean energy, high efficiency lighting and other measures that are now mainstream. While perhaps less sexy than […]

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Before it ends…women’s history month

I’d be remiss in letting WHM go by without sharing a few thoughts on my own career trajectory. I’ve been fortunate to have had strong female role models.  As @ValerieJarrett notes in her WHM Spotify Playlist – it is very hard to be what you cannot see – and she challenges “trailblazing women” to share our stories […]

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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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