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State of Local Climate Action: California 2016

A new report out from a group of non-profits and utilities documents city climate leadership in California.  The State of Local Climate Action: California 2016 was developed by ICLEI through the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC), a partnership among ICLEI, the Institute for Local Government, Local Government Commission, and the state’s four investor-owned utilities. The report presents a comprehensive picture of measurable local emissions trends, targets, planning efforts, and energy and climate actions in the state, along with in-depth profiles of local and regional agencies pursuing goals like public health and economic development through climate action.  The findings confirm that local governments are making a significant contribution to the State’s climate goals, which are among the most aggressive in the world. Download the report at:  http://bit.ly/2dO7vp9

 

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Measuring Up 2015:

How Local Leadership Can Accelerate National Climate Goals

The most extensive national report of its kind, Measuring Up 2015: How Local Leadership Can Accelerate National Climate Goals analyzes data from 116 US cities representing more than 14 percent of the US population, and includes in-depth case studies of four communities: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Portland, OR. The data and city profiles demonstrate that local governments can cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce climate threats, and achieve multiple community goals like lower energy costs, better air quality, improved health, and enhanced economic development.

Protocols

Local Government Operations Protocol

Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments

Recycling & Composting Emissions Protocol

U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Guidebooks

Building Climate Resilient Cities Guidebook

Building Climate Resilient Cities Toolkit

Climate Extremes Communication Guidebook

Green Business Challenge Guidebook

Preparing for Climate Change: A Guidebook for Local, Regional, and State Governments

Solar Energy & Resilience Planning Guidebook

Policy

Resilient Communities for America Federal Policy Initiative: Recommendations to the President’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

Special Reports

Connect with the 100% Renewable Energy Network-Issue 1 September 2016

Outcomes Report: North American Dialogue 100% Renewable Energy in Cities

Fact Sheet:  Solar Energy and Resilient Communities

Case Study:  San Diego County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Planning: Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay Executive Summary

Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategy for San Diego Bay  Full Report

Training Workshop: Climate Change and Hazards in San Diego

Strategic Reports

ICLEI USA 2014 Annual Report

ICLEI Seoul Plan: Building a World of Local Actions – ICLEI Strategic Cornerstones and Action Plan 2015-2021

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Corporate Report 2014