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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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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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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GHG Contribution Analysis Toolkit Released

Contribution analysis results for City of Aspen, CO for their 2011 and 2014 inventories ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA released today a new methodology to measure performance in greenhouse gas inventories by analyzing major external factors that determine year-to-year results. Supported by financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cities Leading through […]

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ICLEI is at UN High-level Political Forum 2018: See Our Agenda and Delegation

ICLEI DELEGATION at UN HIGH LEVEL POLITICAL FORUM 2018 See Agenda Below ICLEI Leadership Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn, Germany; ICLEI President Mauricio Rodas, Mayor of Quito, Ecudaor; Member of ICLEI Global Executive Committee Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, USA; Member of the ICLEI USA Board Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal, Canada; Host of ICLEI […]

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Moving from Commitments to Action: ICLEI USA 2017 Annual Report

The overwhelming response to the announcement that the U.S. would “renegotiate” the Paris Agreement was swift and amplified by governors, investors, businesses and universities who declare #WeAreStillIn! Local governments globally solidified this position by adopting the Bonn-Fiji Commitment at the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders at COP23. We, therefore, accelerate our advocacy and technical implementation offerings, knowing that with or without national support, […]

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The ICLEI Community: Your Peer-city Networking Hub

Cities, towns, and counties develop innovative sustainability solutions every day in response to shared challenges. The ICLEI Community is a facilitated online networking platform that allows for local government best-practice sharing in real time. The Community operates as a resource hub, training center, and live forum all in one centered around various working groups: GHG Emissions Management, […]

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