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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Larchmont, NY, Reduces Green House Gas Emissions Ahead of Schedule Using ICLEI’s Five Milestones Framework

The Village of Larchmont achieved 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2013,surpassing a target to reduce emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2015. Having completed all milestones of the ICLEI Five Milestones for Emissions Management framework, Larchmont receives the Five Milestones Award coinciding with Climate Week NYC, 26 September, 2018. 26 Sept., 2018, New […]

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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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U.S. Mayors Cross Party Lines to Reject White House Rollback on Climate Action

ICLEI USA mayors commit to bold climate action at the Cities and Regions Pavilion during COP21 in Paris. With the White House’s March 28, 2017, Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence, the Administration takes action to roll back critically important U.S. climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, along with its […]

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Resilient Cities – 7th Global Convening Underway in Bonn

Resilient Cities – The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation is underway.  ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and the City of Bonn, Germany launched Resilient Cities, the first World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change in 2010. From the conference in Bonn, ICLEI Secretary […]

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U.S. Mayors Step Up As Key Advocates for Climate Change Action during UN Conference in Paris

WASHINGTON, DC –– A coalition of U.S. mayors and city officials announced today that they will join the UN Conference of Parties (COP) meeting in Paris in December to showcase their cities’ climate leadership and call for an ambitious international agreement that addresses our climate crisis and supports further action at the local level. This […]

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Biggest US Cities Setting Unprecedented Emissions Reductions Goals to Fight Climate Change

Some of the largest cities in the country, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and 34 others have already set emissions reductions goals of 80 percent or higher by 2050, aligning with the scientific consensus of what will be required to avoid the most disastrous effects of climate change, finds a new report by World Wildlife […]

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EnergySage and ICLEI ally to help local governments boost solar energy adoption in their communities

BOSTON, MA and OAKLAND, CA – August 4, 2015 EnergySage and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA today announced that they have allied to help municipalities reach their renewable energy goals by advancing solar adoption in their communities. The organizations have rolled out the EnergySage online solar marketplace to ICLEI local government members, enabling […]

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