Biodiversity Assessments Cohort

Description: Urban places are rich in biodiversity. However, in most U.S. cities, considerations for biodiversity, equitable access to nature, and climate change are not currently at the center of land use decisions nor tackled with an all-of-government approach. Moreover, the intersection of biodiversity, health, equity, and climate change are not yet fully understood by the […]

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Integrated Climate Action Planning cohort

Description: ICLEI’s Integrated Climate Action Planning (CAP) Cohort, is a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of developing: Climate vulnerability assessment GHG reduction targets Climate adaptation goals Climate adaptation and mitigation strategies Stakeholder engagement Communication strategies Narrative document for internal and external audiences This multi-month cohort is planned for 18 […]

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Community Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory & Forecast Cohort

Description: Join this cohort to conduct a Community-wide Greenhouse Gas inventory (GHGI).  This structured technical assistance program guides local governments through the steps of creating a GHGI, targets, and forecasts in ICLEI’s ClearPath emissions management software application. The Training Session is available to ICLEI Members at no cost. At the conclusion of the program, participants […]

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Forest & Trees Carbon Accounting Training Cohort

Description: Most Community-wide inventories include the basic emissions for daily life such as energy usage, transportation and waste, excluding Forestry. The LEARN tool is a newly developed ICLEI USA tool that aids communities with accounting for Forestry emissions and sequestration. The LEARN Tool will provide communities with emissions and sequestration totals that can be added […]

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Supply Chain GHG Emissions Inventory Cohort

Description: Efforts focused on the elimination of domestic fossil fuel uses are critical, but do not fully address the climate crisis if consumption patterns remain unchanged. From large infrastructure projects to purchasing  vehicles, food, and consumer goods and services, supply chain emissions average about 5.5x the direct emissions of the organization itself.  ICLEI is eager […]

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Regional Climate Collaborative Cohort (RC3)

Description: This 12-month curated guide of ICLEI’s five pathways: low emission, resilient, circular, nature-based, and equitable is an introduction to holistic climate and sustainability programming for organizations leading or interested in leading a Regional Climate Collaborative (RCC) of cities and counties working together towards regional strategies.  Participating RCCs will designate a lead person to represent […]

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Sustainability Planning Cohort

Description: This capacity-building cohort provides structured technical assistance to guide local governments through the steps necessary to develop a Sustainability Plan.  A sustainability plan addresses social, economic, and environmental elements of community development and management.  ICLEI will provide participants with: Live, 1-hour web-based presentations monthly for ten months Peer exchange and learning, including sustainability best […]

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Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory Cohort

Description: Efforts focused on the elimination of fossil fuels are critical, but do not fully address the climate crisis if consumption patterns remain unchanged. From land management to the production of buildings, vehicles, food, and consumer goods and services, 45 percent of global emissions are directly linked to our lifestyles.  ICLEI is eager to target […]

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Sustainable Development Goals Cohort

Description: The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that local and subnational governments are key stakeholders to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To better respond to what a city or region is doing to act on the SDGs, cities including Toyama, Shimokawa, and Kitakyushu in Japan, and New York City in the […]

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Local action upholding the Paris Agreement – five-year anniversary review

As we look forward to our national government reengaging in global climate action, let’s look back at how local action supported the Paris Agreement since its ratification. In the last five years, local governments have diligently implemented integrated, science-based, and engaging action – three focuses of the Paris Agreement. Together, these three areas build communities’ […]

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