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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Local Leaders in the ICLEI USA Network Support International Climate Action

ICLEI USA mayors and council members comprise the U.S. delegation to the COP21 events in Paris The national government of the United States has walked away from international climate action by announcing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement — ICLEI and its members have not. Since the early 1990’s – long before President […]

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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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