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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Larchmont, NY, Achieves ICLEI’s 5 Milestones to Exceed GHG Reduction Goals

Bordering the shores of Long Island Sound in Westchester County, the Village of Larchmont in the town of Mamaroneck, NY, boasts the hometown comforts and charm you’d expect with a “village” designation, paired with the picturesque shore views and stately architecture characteristic of New England. Situated about 30 miles northeast of Manhattan (an easy 40-minute […]

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King County, WA

“In the last decade, the population in King County has grown by more than 10%, but emissions have remained flat. While we’ve seen an important decoupling of emissions and population growth, ICLEI’s Contribution Analysis showed that we need to do much more to phase in renewable energy sources, develop clean transportation options, and make our […]

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Norwalk, CA

“The ICLEI-SEEC Cohort Training program was really useful, and we wouldn’t have been able to complete the inventory without it. Anytime we had a question, we were able to call up the ICLEI USA staff. The personal, one-on-one assistance was greatly helpful in walking through different problems and calculations.” — Noe Diaz, CivicSpark Fellow, Gateway Cities Council of Governments

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What’s Driving Changes in Local GHG Emissions? Report Outlines Results from Contribution Analysis

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA released at Global Climate Action Summit a report summarizing the major determinants of community-scale performance in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Released in partnership with numerous other reports detailing the scale of action among business, regions, and local government, this analysis is the first to report on the collective progress of the […]

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Case Study: New York City Moves to Divest Pension Funds from Billions of Dollars in Fossil Fuel Reserves

When NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer and several trustees of the city’s pension funds announced the city would divest from fossil fuel reserve owners by 2022, the move positioned NYC at the center of the divestment movement. Over the past few years, many cities, from Berlin to Berkeley and Melbourne to Dunedin, […]

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