City Climate Change Law Clinics

We’ve partnered with The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law to answer your questions at the intersection of climate, law and policy. Note: These sessions will not be recorded or shared. Please join us live on the day of each clinic. Solving the climate crisis requires profound changes in the behavior of local governments. Meanwhile, […]

Three Decades of Sustainability: ICLEI at 30 Enters Next ‘Decade of Local Action’

In September 2020, ICLEI celebrates 30 years of advancing local-level sustainability action. Read our founding documents —including the Charter for the “International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives”, signed on September 8, 1990—compiled by researcher Ben Leffel and housed in the University of California-Irvine archives, check this page for updates and our year-long #ICLEI30 communications campaign […]

The California SEEC Program is Sunsetting. Now What?

The SEEC program will close December 31, 2020. The use of the free ClearPath tool and SEEC Learning Portal will no longer be available. Local governments can join ICLEI to maintain service — with enhanced benefits. What’s Driving This Change? Due to CPUC Decisions requiring the Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) to outsource 60 percent of their customer […]

Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea Appointed ICLEI USA Board Chair

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) announces today the appointment of Brigid Shea, Commissioner of Travis County, Texas, as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors, which also welcomes new Board Member Meghna Tare, Director of Sustainability for University of Texas at Arlington. “Local communities and governments are on the front lines in the […]

Town of Philipstown and ICLEI Release Innovative Forest Carbon and Consumption-based GHG Inventory

Town of Philipstown releases one of New York State’s most comprehensive and innovative greenhouse-gas (GHG) inventories completed by a local jurisdiction. In its Sink, Store, Reduce, Offset report, the Town moves beyond traditional approaches to inventory climate-warming emissions to include considerations for forests and land use along with household consumption patterns. Read the full report […]

10 Communities Named U.S. Pioneers to the CitiesWithNature Platform

On today’s occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 10 cities, towns, and counties are recognized as the United States Pioneers to the CitiesWithNature platform. Each of the cities to join CitiesWithNature shares policies, plans and committed actions to protect nature, prioritize nature-based solutions to climate change, account for ecosystem services and make sure […]

20 Pennsylvania Communities Develop Local Climate Action Plans

Twenty municipalities are developing plans to manage the risks of climate change impacts in their communities, using tools and expertise provided by the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) and ICLEI USA. “Many Pennsylvania communities have seen significant damage to their homes, businesses, and infrastructure from extreme flooding in recent years,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell. […]