Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet: Santa Cruz Models Coastal Resilience and Green Business in Its Award-Winning ‘GreenWharf’ Initiative

The City of Santa Cruz sits on the fringes of California’s Silicon Valley, and is sometimes left out of the Valley’s regional affiliation. But in December 2016, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group acknowledged the City’s role as a valuable regional member and green business innovator for the Santa Cruz GreenWharf Initiative. The Silicon Valley Leadership […]

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ICLEI USA Member Cities Show Local-Level Leadership at Habitat III

This week marked a big opportunity for ICLEI USA member cities to share their experiences with the global community at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. From October 17-20, 2016, leaders from local governments around the world gathered in Quito, Ecuador, to determine the roadmap for urban development and […]

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New ICLEI Report Details Progress Made by California Cities in Cutting Carbon Pollution

A new report out from ICLEI and partners presents a first-of-its-kind portrait of city climate leadership at the state level.  The State of Local Climate Action: California 2016 provides a comprehensive analysis 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 […]

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Acting Now and Acting Together on Air Quality Management

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, USA (ICLEI USA) hosted a delegation of environmental protection and municipal government officials from China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, Jiangsu Provincial Environmental Protection Department, and environmental protection officials from Nanjing, Wuxi, Changzhou, and Suzhou as part of its ongoing activities under the California-China Urban Climate Collaborative (CCUCC). The CCUCC fosters long-term collaboration amongst Californian and Chinese cities to join together to be more effective and powerful—in combating carbon emissions and air pollution.

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