Low-carbon communities contribute significantly to sustainability and global climate change mitigation. Since it’s inception in the early 1990s, ICLEI has developed innovative frameworks for local climate action, and today offers the most advanced and efficient emission management systems available to local governments.
Our Programs, Resources, & Tools
For local and regional governments looking to save time and money in the move to a low-carbon future, ICLEI offers a comprehensive and intuitive emissions management system that includes the most commonly used frameworks, protocols, management software, and reporting platforms. They empower governments to measure, plan for, and reduce emissions and energy use while building a better future for their communities.
From inventory to monitoring, the 5 milestones of Climate Mitigation is a step-by-step guide to successful emissions management.
All-in-one suite of online tools to complete greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, forecasts, and climate action plans at the community-wide or government operations scale.
The world’s largest database on local & subnational climate action and the designated central repository of the Compact of Mayors.
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 local 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 while fostering city-to-city exchange.