Achieve your Sustainability & Climate Ambitions
For more than three decades, we have provided the tools, technical assistance, frameworks and network to advance sustainability and climate action.
The Race to Zero
Mayor Melvin Carter
Saint Paul, Minnesota
“The City of Saint Paul stands with communities across our nation as part of Cities Race to Zero”
Commissioner Anna Hansen
Santa Fe County, New Mexico
“Santa Fe County is dedicated to achieving climate neutrality and protecting our stunning landscape.”
Customized for your community’s journey
Join the Movement
With the largest and longest-running network of governments and institutions advancing sustainability and climate action
Turn Data into Action
ICLEI’s industry-leading tools have been used by more than 600 governments and institutions to measure and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for climate impacts, prioritize actions, and collaborate in real-time.
- Emissions Management
- Adaptation Planner
- GHG Contribution Analysis
- Tree Emissions Navigator
Simplify Emissions Management
ClearPath™ is the leading online software platform for completing greenhouse gas inventories, forecasts, climate action plans, and monitoring at the community-wide or government-operations scales.
Prepare your Community
Planning for climate change is complex. Registered TEMPERATE users have access to ICLEI’s adaptation experts who can help you create a climate vulnerability assessment or adaptation planning effort that meets your community’s unique needs.
Identify Emissions Drivers
The GHG Contribution Analysis toolkit will help you understand the of the biggest drivers influencing GHG performance of your communities. Use this approach to evaluate overall progress and understand the nature of your emissions.
Estimate the Impacts of Your Trees and Forests
With relatively simple input, you can get a general understanding of annual emissions and removals from forest and trees outside of forests (urban forests) for your community.
Our Approach: The 5 Pathways
The pathways are a framework for designing integrated solutions that balance the patterns of human life and the built and natural environments.
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"ICLEI has helped tremendously with San Antonio’s greenhouse gas inventories. The team consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that our staff understands the process at each step of the way, offering to write summaries, notate and keep track of changes, and attend meetings and briefings as needed. From transferring our 2016 data from CIRIS to ClearPath, to entering the raw data for 2019, and offering recommendations and best practices, the assistance that was provided to our city and community is truly invaluable."
"Every community should undertake a climate vulnerability assessment and we feel privileged to have ICLEI's support as we launch ours. The assessment will help us plan for changing future conditions. It will also help us make investments now that will ensure the resiliency of our community after we are long gone. Climate adaptation is not a choice—it is a duty!"
“It’s a huge challenge to coordinate a regional climate action plan. Each jurisdiction has different goals and priorities, and we’ve had to make a lot of adjustments throughout the process. ICLEI and SEEC have a lot of great resources. I relied a lot on the protocols and ClearPath guides."
“Our ICLEI memberships have paid dividends far greater than the modest fees required. Beyond the rich library of research and tools to advance climate action, and the networking opportunities with like-minded counterparts in other municipalities; the technical assistance and expert guidance that we received from ICLEI allowed us to leverage internal resources to develop our first GHG inventories under the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Inventories. With our baseline inventories archived in ClearPath, we are now using it to crunch our data and identify the most impactful strategies to reduce and eliminate carbon emissions. I look forward to increasing our utilization of ICLEI’s expanding capabilities.”
“ICLEI membership provides tools for future research, data collection and planning activities. ICLEI’s resources are widely used as the standard for collecting greenhouse gas emissions data and [ClearPath is] a tool that both Clallam County and Jefferson County have used.”
"ICLEI has been a strong partner for the City of Monterey as we work to finalize our Climate Action Plan and implement a wide-ranging suite of measures at the government and community level to reduce our carbon footprint."
"ICLEI has been a vital resource to the City of Boynton Beach over the past 5 years as we continue to implement strategies from our Climate Action Plan. We have been provided with best practices, toolkits, templates, software and technical guidance through their website and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Considering the cost we would have incurred for contracting with individual consultants and vendors, our ICLEI membership remains the best return on investment for our ongoing sustainability needs."
"ICLEI's tools for collecting data helped Kirkwood move forward with projects from both environmental and economic perspectives and with bipartisan consensus. We're not just talking, we're doing! We now can show data that supports our projects, and we have research needs to take forward."