While we work to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate impacts are already here and are threatening communities’ livelihoods and economies. ICLEI is helping cities and counties prepare for the increasingly intense effects of the warming world.
Our Programs, Resources, & Tools
Every region and community faces unique risks from climate change, and requires a plan of resilience that is customized to its needs. Since 2007, ICLEI has created and tested tools in dozens of communities that help in assessing your vulnerabilities, setting resiliency goals, and developing plans that can integrate into existing hazard mitigation and comprehensive planning efforts.
ICLEI-USA now offers custom service packages to communities interested in diving in to detailed adaptation planning processes. Click Here for more information.
ICLEI helps local governments exchange experiences of and expertise in local climate actions through our Member network, partner network, and through recent initiatives such as the Solutions Gateway where local governments can find possible low-emissions solutions for their city.
The Compact of Mayors is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Additionally, within the US, Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) signatories commit to creating more prepared communities that can bounce back from extreme weather, energy, and economic challenges, and foster city-to-city cooperation.