Communities Now Better Equipped to Include Trees in Climate Action Planning

Forests sequester about one third of greenhouse gas emissions, yet only a handful of U.S. communities include trees in GHG inventories. Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2019) – Today, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) unveiled new guidance that enables U.S. cities and counties to include forests and trees within their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting, […]

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How Does ICLEI Support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

The following communication is provided to the ICLEI member community by ICLEI Global Head of Policy, Yunus Arikan, to explain the the history and role of ICLEI in international sustainability policy. This background is provided to support ICLEI’s agenda during the High-level Polical Forum, the United Nations’ central platform for reviewing the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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New Paltz, NY, Awarded ICLEI Milestone Award for Data-Driven Climate Action with First GHG Inventories

New Paltz, NY – July 10, 2019 –  The Town and Village of New Paltz, New York, have completed their first community greenhouse gas inventories to quantify community-wide greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. For their efforts, the Town and Village of New Paltz have each achieved Milestone 1 of the ICLEI framework […]

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ICLEI USA 2018 Annual Report Shows Local Governments Raise Ambition using Data-Driven Sustainability Solutions

At the conclusion of a year that brought continued signs of and warnings about the effects of carbon buildup in our atmosphere, we pause to celebrate the work of ICLEI USA cities and counties — including 41 new members in 2018 — and the supporters in those communities who made local policies and programs a […]

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UrbanFootprint and ICLEI USA Partner to Help Cities Take Smart Climate Action

Berkeley, California: UrbanFootprint, a Berkeley-based location intelligence and urban planning software company, today announced their partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, a global network of local governments committed to creating sustainable, equitable, and resilient communities. “We are ecstatic to team up with ICLEI to bring local governments the tools they need to […]

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Keeling Curve Prize Invites Cities Targeting GHGs to Apply for $25,000 Award

“From many seeds, solutions grow.” That’s the thinking behind the Keeling Curve Prize, which recognizes projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or promote uptake. The awards program is custom-designed to spotlight a wide variety of promising solutions to global warming. Because municipalities are so often the laboratories of climate action — where dynamic solutions are put […]

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Opportunity for U.S. EPA Technical Assistance: Travel Efficiency Emissions Assessment and Planning

The U.S. EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is seeking to partner with state, tribal, regional or local transportation and air quality agencies interested in assessing transportation sector emissions and exploring how they could be reduced through travel efficiency strategies.[1] This opportunity continues the EPA’s program of Travel Efficiency Assessment Method (TEAM) technical […]

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Talanoa Dialogues Denver Brings Regional Experience to UN Climate Negotiations

On October 18th, 2018, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA and The Alliance Center hosted Talanoa Dialogues Denver, an historic event for international climate negotiation that brought together local elected officials, community leaders and engaged citizens from cities of Denver, Boulder, Lafayette, and other constituents from the Colorado Front Range region to discuss local support for […]

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Kirkwood, MO

“ICLEI’s tools for collecting data helped Kirkwood move forward with projects from both environmental and economic perspectives and with bipartisan consensus. We’re not just talking, we’re doing! We now can show data that supports our projects, and we have research needs to take forward.” —Mark Petty, Kirkwood Electric Director for Kirkwood, MO

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