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July 18, 2018

Description

Tracking progress in GHG mitigation can be a challenging exercise. Time between data points might be several years in length, the resolution of the data is often coarse, and the task in mitigation action is to manage a dynamic system that is open to many other factors that influence outcomes. In addition, many types of actions are diffuse throughout the community and rely on the individual decisions of many actors. In these types of circumstances, an approach known as “Contribution Analysis” can offer insights to the many factors working for and against the intended outcome. In this webinar, you’ll hear from ICLEI USA experts along with Cities of Bellevue, WA; Aspen, CO; and Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on how they are using this approach to determine the drivers of their jurisdictions’ GHG emissions.

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New York City Fossil Fuel Divestment: How Divestment Protects Pensions and the Planet

May 22, 2018

Description

Done appropriately, fossil fuel divestment not only sends a strong market signal on climate action, but it also:
• Helps ensure the long-term sustainability of pension funds by significantly reducing investment risk
• Potentially decreases long-term taxpayer contributions to pension funds
• Protects those who rely on the pension funds for their retirement

We cover why New York City is pursuing divestment as part of a comprehensive climate action program, the financial outlook for the fossil fuel industry today and in the future, the evolving nature of fiduciary duty in light of climate change, and the perspective of labor on divestment.

Speakers:
• Daniel Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy and Programs, NYC Mayor’s Office
• Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance at IEEFA and former First Deputy Comptroller of New York State
• Susannah Vickers, Executive Director for Pensions, Office of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
• Lisa Anne Hamilton, Director, Climate & Energy Program, Center for International Environmental Law
• Henry Garrido, Executive Director, AFSCME District 37

Webinar produced in partnership with: NYC Mayor’s Office, NYC Climate, Mayors Innovation Project, C40 Cities, ICLEI, Elected Officials to Protect New York

 


Announcing Temperate, Your Adaptation Planning Companion

April 4, 2018

Description

ICLEI USA partners with the Heinrich Böll Foundation to present a case study on just transitions for coal communities. Over decades, coal mining and burning has played an important role for energy production in Germany and the US. The economy of many regions was dominated by coal for a long time. But with coal being less and less competitive, declining jobs and the coal sector being one of the biggest polluters, these communities in both countries now experience big changes and challenges.

 

A Just Transition: The Way Forward for Coal Communities

April 5, 2018

Description

ICLEI USA partners with the Heinrich Böll Foundation to present a case study on just transitions for coal communities. Over decades, coal mining and burning has played an important role for energy production in Germany and the US. The economy of many regions was dominated by coal for a long time. But with coal being less and less competitive, declining jobs and the coal sector being one of the biggest polluters, these communities in both countries now experience big changes and challenges.

 


City-University Collaborations on Sustainability and Climate from ICLEI USA.

January 31, 2018

Description

Collaboration between universities and their local governments on sustainability initiatives has proven these partnerships can lead to precipitous action on climate change and accelerate community-wide benefits. Throughout 2017, ICLEI USA hosted two graduate interns from University of Colorado-Boulder who dived into an analysis of “town-gown” collaborations on sustainability and climate — producing a number of case studies to support their findings.

Join this January 31, 2018, webinar features researchers Katelyn Manzer and Samuel Krasnobrod, are joined by University of Northern Iowa Energy Manager Eric Giddens to present analysis of these city-university networks and explore several projects that have shown how institutional synergies can be leveraged as catalysts for change.

 


Localizing the Paris Agreement: Local Government Climate Action and the Road Ahead from ICLEI USA.

January 12, 2018

Description

In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 197 countries made a commitment to work together to address climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement is seen as a turning point for global climate policy and the ability for international cooperation to safeguard the planet. Although the U.S. federal government has walked away from climate action both internationally and at home, thousands of mayors, county officials, and city staff have stepped up to show that local governments can and will carry the momentum of Paris forward — and already are implementing projects to meet ambitious emissions reduction targets.

Join ICLEI USA’s Tools and Technical Director Mike Steinhoff, City of Urbana Environmental Sustainability Manger Scott Tess, and Senior City Planner at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans Bridget Tydor in this webinar, where they will explain what Localizing the Paris Agreement looks like and maps out a path forward for local government climate action in 2018.

 


Research Applications in Agriculture and Water Management from ICLEI USA.

September 8, 2017

Description

This webinar features two research presentations from Dr. Andre Dozier (Colorado State University) and Dr. Hoi-Fei Mok (ICLEI) on agriculture and water management. Based on his work in the South Platte River Basin, Dr. Dozier will speak on the trade-offs between agricultural and municipal uses of water in rapidly urbanizing, semi-arid regions. His research modeled the effectiveness of different alternative water supply and demand management scenarios. Dr. Mok will present highlights from their work in Shepparton, Australia on the feasibility of wastewater reuse for agricultural irrigation in regional cities. Their project focused on the biophysical impact on crops, public health risks, and economic feasibility.

 

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