Moving from Commitments to Action: ICLEI USA 2017 Annual Report

The overwhelming response to the announcement that the U.S. would “renegotiate” the Paris Agreement was swift and amplified by governors, investors, businesses and universities who declare #WeAreStillIn! Local governments globally solidified this position by adopting the Bonn-Fiji Commitment at the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders at COP23. We, therefore, accelerate our advocacy and technical implementation offerings, knowing that with or without national support, […]

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Climate Action Planning in City of Missoula, Part 1: Multistakeholder Enagement and Goal Setting

Photo by Evan Lovley From the ICLEI USA Climate Action Series this article was produced by Katelyn Manzer and Samuel Krasnobrod, graduates from the University of Colorado-Boulder. The below is based on their conversation with City of Missoula, MT, Energy Conservation Coordinator, Chase Jones. Throughout 2017, Manzer and Krasnobrod interned with ICLEI USA to conduct […]

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How Will Local Governments Connect at ICLEI World Congress 2018?

ICLEI network mayors and city staff march for on a Day of Action at ICLEI World Congress 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in June 2018, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organizations, business leaders and researchers […]

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Talanoa Dialogues: Local Governments Invite National and State Leaders to Year-long Discussions on  Paris Agreement

A new initiative promises to accelerate engagement of the urban community in climate action, building on the synergy of sustainable urbanization and low-emission, resilient development. In the critical year for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement, local and other regional leaders are inviting national governments to a series of dialogues designed to strengthen […]

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ICLEI USA at COP23

Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Bonn, Germany November 6-17, 2017 ICLEI USA Staff Angie Fyfe, Executive Director Mike Steinhoff, Tools and Technology Director ICLEI USA Local Leaders Delegation Mayor Frank Cownie; Des Moines, IA Council Member Pam O’Connor, Santa Monica, CA Mayor Ted Winterer; Santa Monica, CA Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA Council […]

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Localizing the Paris Agreement: A Guide for Local Government Action in Support of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution

About This Guide In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 197 countries made a commitment to work together to address climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016, and is seen as a turning point for global climate policy and the ability for international cooperation to safeguard the planet. Despite […]

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U.S. Mayors Cross Party Lines to Reject White House Rollback on Climate Action

ICLEI USA mayors commit to bold climate action at the Cities and Regions Pavilion during COP21 in Paris. With the White House’s March 28, 2017, Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence, the Administration takes action to roll back critically important U.S. climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, along with its […]

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Toward 1.5 Degrees: ICLEI USA 2016 Annual Report

Spurred by calls from the communities most exposed to climate change impacts, the Paris Climate Agreement set the ambitious goal of limiting the end-of-century global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement includes Nationally Determined Contributions, reductions in GHG emissions by country — which offer this reality: […]

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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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“On The ClearPath” Interview Series with Metro Washington Council of Governments

  “On the ClearPath” Interview with Metro Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) “On the ClearPath” interview series is an opportunity to highlight stories and experiences from ICLEI members as well as ClearPath users in an effort to bring greater awareness to the power of ClearPath. With hundreds of local governments actively leveraging the platform to […]

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