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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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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