Mayors and other local officials play an essential role in building a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. Again and again, local officials show that solutions are possible through steady, pragmatic leadership — and ICLEI cultivates this leadership through a variety of national and international campaigns. We support our network of local officials with knowledge, recognition, and relationships that help motivate and sustain action.
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ICLEI’s leadership campaigns build on the ongoing efforts of local leaders that increasingly set ambitious, voluntary city climate commitments or targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction and to address climate risk; prepare their community for potential energy, economic, and weather risks resulting from climate change; report on progress towards achieving those targets by meeting robust, rigorous and consistent reporting standards; and make that information publicly available by reporting through a recognized platform.
Signatories of RC4A commit to creating more prepared communities that can bounce back from extreme weather, energy, and economic challenges, and foster city-to-city cooperation.
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.
ICLEI helps Members exchange experience of and expertise in climate leadership through our over 1,000 municipality member network, partner networks, and through initiatives such as the Solutions Gateway where local governments can discover climate resilience and adaptation solutions for their city.
ICLEI is dedicated to supporting the leaders who have joined our Compact of Mayors and Resilient Communities for America (RC4A). By becoming part of the these initiatives, government leaders are pledging to take action on progress to address climate change and to building resiliency in their area against current impacts — ICLEI is responsible for enabling these leaders to succeed by offering innovative tools, smart guides, expert networks, and personal assistance.