EECC Provides Voting Recommendations for a More Energy-Efficient 2018 IECC

With over 700 different residential, commercial, and administrative proposals, we understand voting on the 2018 IECC may seem overwhelming, especially if it is your first time voting on building energy codes! Fortunately, the Energy Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC) has simplified the process by creating a comprehensive guide of all 180 proposals that impact energy efficiency and a fast-track […]

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ICLEI Represents Cities at Meeting with UN Secretary-General as Paris Agreement Enters Into Force


November 4, 2016, marked the occasion that the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force. This historic event signals nations’ commitment to reversing the upward trend in greenhouse gas emissions responsible for devastating climate change. The Paris Agreement asks that countries adhere to a warming target of well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial […]

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The Resilience Dialogues: White House Announces Collaboration to Support Community Climate Resilince

White House Resilience Dialogues

This blog post is shared with permission from The White House Blog, and was originally published October 31, 2016, at ICLEI USA is proud to be a community-based network working in collaboration with The White House and partners on the Resilience Dialogues. Visit the Resilience Dialogues website to start a dialogue in your community, […]

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ICLEI USA Member Cities Show Local-Level Leadership at Habitat III


This week marked a big opportunity for ICLEI USA member cities to share their experiences with the global community at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. From October 17-20, 2016, leaders from local governments around the world gathered in Quito, Ecuador, to determine the roadmap for urban development and […]

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New ICLEI Report Details Progress Made by California Cities in Cutting Carbon Pollution


A new report out from ICLEI and partners presents a first-of-its-kind portrait of city climate leadership at the state level.  The State of Local Climate Action: California 2016 provides a comprehensive analysis of measurable local emissions trends, targets, planning efforts, and energy and climate actions in the state, along with in-depth profiles of local and regional agencies […]

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Travel scholarships available: ICC Final Comment Hearings

ICLEI USA is providing travel scholarships to local governments for the express intent of enabling qualified local government officials (GMVRs) to attend the ICC Final Comment Hearings in Kansas City, MO, October 19-25, 2016. While the travel scholarship is intended to partially cover expenses of the individual traveler, the expense reimbursement payment will be made […]

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carbonn Climate Reporting Deadline

We need your help today to demonstrate the power of local climate action on the international stage.  If you can share some highlights of your recent climate, energy or resilience efforts before tomorrow, Friday September 30th, they will be included in an annual report demonstrating our collective global impact, to be delivered at the upcoming UN climate meetings in […]

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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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