The EPA Clean Power Plan final rule, announced this week, includes a proposed early credit program for energy efficiency savings achieved in 2020 and 2021 in low-income communities. Through ICLEI’s Unite2Green program, young people in low-income communities are trained to deliver energy efficiency education to members of their community.
Some of the largest cities in the country, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta and 34 others have already set emissions reductions goals of 80 percent or higher by 2050, aligning with the scientific consensus of what will be required to avoid the most disastrous effects of climate change.
ClearPath™ is an all-in-one suite of online tools to complete greenhouse gas inventories, forecasts, and climate action plans at the community-wide or government operations scale. Local governments using ICLEI’s ClearPath are making meaningful progress on reducing emissions and strengthening future growth.