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Empowering Decisive Climate Action Through Data-Driven Approaches

Amidst the era of digital advancement, technology serves as a cornerstone for informed decision-making, when aligned to serve long-term sustainability goals. In the crucial endeavor to reach the 1.5°C target, embracing data-driven approaches becomes imperative for supporting decisive climate action.  An ICLEI session brought attention to the intersection of technological innovation and environmental responsibility, highlighting […]

Ensuring Equitable Access to Nature in America’s Cities 

Amidst the era of climate change impacts, the intricate link between biodiversity and community resilience takes center stage. At COP28, there is a profound understanding of the vital role nature plays in providing the necessities of life, including but not limited to clean water, clean air, and healthy foods.  In a session hosted at America […]

How the Inflation Reduction Act is Supercharging Climate Action Across America

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) marks a historic leap in the United States’ response to the climate crisis, echoing the sentiment that “the climate crisis demands an all-of-society and all-of-government approach,” as emphasized by Ambassador Nina Hachigian, U.S. Special Representative for City and State Diplomacy.   The IRA aims to propel the U.S. towards an 80% […]

Denver’s Local Stocktake Amplifies Community Voices for Global Impact

On November 2nd, 2023, the City of Denver hosted a local stocktake, bringing a mini-COP to the community to align with the Paris Agreement. The local stocktake goal is to ensure Denver’s voices are heard in the global Paris Agreement process and at COP28 — the 28th session of the United Nations’ annual “Conference of […]

Cinco Lições Chave do Lançamento do Programa Cidades à Frente

“Enquanto nos reunimos para dar início ao programa Cidades à Frente, com as 12 municipalidades latino-americanas e do Caribe e suas 12 contrapartes americanas, embarcamos em uma missão compartilhada: uma iniciativa que promove a sustentabilidade, a resiliência e a equidade em nossa luta incansável contra as mudanças climáticas.” Angie Fyfe, Directora Ejecutiva da ICLEI USA […]

Cinco Lecciones Claves del Lanzamiento del Programa Ciudades en Movimiento

“Mientras nos reunimos para dar inicio al programa Ciudades en Movimiento, con las 12 municipalidades Latinoamericanas y del Caribe y sus 12 contrapartes Estadounidenses, emprendemos una misión compartida: una iniciativa que eleva la sostenibilidad, la resiliencia y la equidad en nuestra lucha inquebrantable contra el cambio climático.” Angie Fyfe, Directora Ejecutiva de ICLEI USA The […]

Top Five Takeaways from the Cities Forward Program Kickoff

“As we gather for the Cities Forward program kickoff, with the 12 Latin American and Caribbean cities and 12 American counterparts, we embark on a shared mission—an initiative that elevates sustainability, resilience, and equity into our unwavering fight against climate change.” Angie Fyfe, ICLEI USA Executive Director The U.S. Department of State, ICLEI-Local Governments for […]

Top Ten Reasons to Go to the Cities Summit

ICLEI Global President and Mayor of Des Moines, Frank Cownie, cordially invites the ICLEI network to attend the Cities Summit of the Americas.  “Attending the Cities Summit of the Americas will connect you with the information and the resources needed to tap into the climate investments that are currently being rolled out, and allow you […]

Celebrating U.S. Cities’ and Regions’ Commitments to Nature

The end of this year marks a tremendous occasion for communities taking action for nature during the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15). To champion nature-based solutions, the 7th Summit for Subnational Governments & Cities, an official COP15 side event from December 11 – 12, celebrated global cities’ […]

Three Women Leading in Sustainability and Climate Action

ICLEI USA celebrates all of the incredible work achieved by women and their dedication to ambitious climate action across the globe. With a network of over 300 local governments, ICLEI USA is proud and inspired by women and women-identifying leaders in the climate and sustainability field.  To celebrate International Women’s Day, ICLEI USA spoke to […]