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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Chula Vista, CA, Unveils Electric Vehicle Fleet and Charging Stations

Chula Vista, CA’s new all-electric vehicle fleet. Courtesy City of Chula Vista. In late March, leaders from ICLEI member City of Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) unveiled a fleet of brand new electric vehicles (EV) and an array of EV charging stations at City Hall, marking a major milestone in […]

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World Water Day: Milwaukee’s Initiative Calls on Cities to Become Water Centric Cities

Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative is now calling cities and communities nationwide to take the pledge to become a Water Centric City. Water resources are a critical asset for all cities, play an integral role in a city’s development, and are an essential element for a sustainable and resilient city. Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative […]

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Park City, Utah’s Climate Action Planning Process, Part 1: Moving from Coal to 100% Renewable Energy

  Photo courtesy Park City, Utah From the ICLEI USA Climate Action Series and written and conducted by Katlyn Manzer and Samuel Krasnobrod, graduates from the University of Colorado-Boulder, the below is based on a conversation with the Park City, UT’s Environmental Sustainability Manager, Luke Cartin. Throughout 2017, Manzer and Krasnobrod interned with ICLEI USA […]

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Climate Action Planning in City of Missoula, Part 1: Multistakeholder Enagement and Goal Setting

Photo by Evan Lovley From the ICLEI USA Climate Action Series this article was produced by Katelyn Manzer and Samuel Krasnobrod, graduates from the University of Colorado-Boulder. The below is based on their conversation with City of Missoula, MT, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Chase Jones. Throughout 2017, Manzer and Krasnobrod interned with ICLEI USA to conduct […]

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Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (C-LEAP)

Steering Committee, ICLEI, and consultants at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and the City of Bellevue Washington, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) Program, are working to advance the state of the urban sustainability practice by […]

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How Will Local Governments Connect at ICLEI World Congress 2018?

ICLEI network mayors and city staff march for on a Day of Action at ICLEI World Congress 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in June 2018, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organizations, business leaders and researchers […]

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Talanoa Dialogues: Local Governments Invite National and State Leaders to Year-long Discussions on  Paris Agreement

A new initiative promises to accelerate engagement of the urban community in climate action, building on the synergy of sustainable urbanization and low-emission, resilient development. In the critical year for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement, local and other regional leaders are inviting national governments to a series of dialogues designed to strengthen […]

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ICLEI World Congress Comes to North America

Mayor Valérie Plante of Montréal, Canada, inviting ICLEI Members and partners to join the ICLEI World Congress in June 2018. In our increasingly urban world, cities and their surrounding regions have a growing influence on global patterns of production, consumption, innovation and technological development. At the same time, they are experiencing rapid change, brought about […]

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