The Power of Podcasts: ICLEI USA Members Share Climate Action Stories with City Climate Corner

Sharing Climate Action Stories ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability is the first and largest global network of local and regional governments dedicated to advocating, collaborating, and sharing about local climate action to create a fair, sustainable future for all.  The ICLEI USA network consists of over 300 members passionate about local action that follows low […]

Modernizing the U.S. Community Protocol

Today, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) announced a new initiative to expand the US Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (USCP). ICLEI and stakeholders will create two new methods — the USCP Plus and USCP Dash — for local and regional governments to view and manage emissions and increase action […]

How Local Governments Support Community-Led Food Systems Transformation

In May 2021, ICLEI and the City of New Haven, CT’s Food System Policy Division hosted the North American Local Food Dialogue on Inclusive Food Systems to inform and contribute to the cities and counties proceedings of the UN Food Systems Summit in September. More than 40 local government stakeholders, including local government staff and […]

4 Ways Google EIE Transformed Transportation Data Collection

Local governments need high-quality, consistent data to plan and achieve their transportation goals. To help meet this need, Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) makes locally-relevant, regularly-updated data more accessible than ever.  EIE provides local governments with a streamlined platform to access transportation and building emissions data and rooftop solar capacity that is powered by Google’s […]

ICLEI Leadership Supports a U.S.-Mexico Partnership with Local-Level Climate Action

In their Joint Declaration on United States-Mexico collaboration issued on March 1, President Biden and President López Obrador highlight the importance of tackling the climate crisis, while strengthening coordination on migration, the economy, security, and COVID-19 recovery. As board members of the U.S. and Mexico country offices of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, we welcome […]

21 City and County Leaders Launch ICLEI150 Race to Zero in the United States

ICLEI150 is an  ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) initiative. During 2021, ICLEI USA will support 150 U.S. local governments in the Cities Race to Zero through the development of their 2030 science-based emission reduction target and guidance to implement at least one high-impact action. Participants receive ICLEI USA’s support to achieve […]

CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System Webinars

To kick off this year’s reporting cycle, CDP and ICLEI are hosting webinars to help you get started if it’s your first time, or if you’ve reported before, we will highlight recent changes to the Cities questionnaire and explain how our partnership supports your city. Both webinars will run twice, so feel free to sign up for […]

Conversation with Maia Davis: Elements of Regional Climate Planning

Maia Davis is a Senior Environmental Planner at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). COG connects leaders across the metropolitan Washington region, representing over 5.7 million people, to develop solutions to the area’s major challenges. Maia is part of the COG team that developed and manages the Metropolitan Washington 2030 Climate and Energy Action […]