ICLEI USA 2018 Annual Report Shows Local Governments Raise Ambition using Data-Driven Sustainability Solutions

At the conclusion of a year that brought continued signs of and warnings about the effects of carbon buildup in our atmosphere, we pause to celebrate the work of ICLEI USA cities and counties — including 41 new members in 2018 — and the supporters in those communities who made local policies and programs a […]

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Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures

Cities are taking bold action to reduce emissions and develop climate-ready communities, but they can’t do it alone.  State and local government cooperation yields greater results. The Center for the New Energy Economy released The Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures, an interactive e-book with maps, charts, videos, links to reports and podcasts on leading […]

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City of Fort Collins Leads on Cross-Departmental and City-Citizen Sustainability Learning with its One Planet Program

In many cities, economic and environmental sustainability is the purview of a single department, be it Parks and Recreation, Planning or, if the city is fortunate and funded enough to have one, a standalone Sustainability Office. Often, the concepts of sustainability stay cloistered away in this single department while the others carry on with business […]

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Visualizing City GHG Emissions Data, Part 2: Taking Stock of City GHG Inventories

This Visualizing the Data series, written by ICLEI Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, gives life to the greenhouse-gas emissions reporting numbers pulled from ICLEI USA’s flagship ClearPath tool. Hundreds of U.S. cities have used ClearPath to initiate greenhouse gas emissions inventories — allowing for a science-based approach to inform decision making and climate action planning. Read […]

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