Case Study: New York City Moves to Divest Pension Funds from Billions of Dollars in Fossil Fuel Reserves

When NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer and several trustees of the city’s pension funds announced the city would divest from fossil fuel reserve owners by 2022, the move positioned NYC at the center of the divestment movement. Over the past few years, many cities, from Berlin to Berkeley and Melbourne to Dunedin, […]

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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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ICLEI Represents Cities at Meeting with UN Secretary-General as Paris Agreement Enters Into Force

ICLEI USA Executive Director Angie Fyfe meets with United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon to mark the occasion of the Paris Agreement’s entry in to force, November 4, 2016. Secretary General Ban called the special meeting for civil-society leaders at UN Headquarters in New York City to acknowledge the role civil society played in advocating […]

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