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How U.S. Local Leaders Ensured COP28 was the ‘Cities COP’

Local Governments at Cop28

Dubbed the “cities COP” in its first week by some because of a defining focus on local governments, the United Nations’ COP28 climate conference saw more than 200 mayors, county commissioners, and other local elected officials gather from around the world at an event largely intended for national governments. Among them were 35 U.S. city […]

Local Governments Can Directly Contribute to the Paris Agreement ‘Global Stocktake’. ICLEI and Partners Previewed How at Climate Week NYC. (Photo Essay)

Leaders in the ICLEI and Climate Mayors networks contribute to the #Stocktake4ClimateEmergency preview event by sharing stories of ambitious, local-level climate action. From Left: Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla, City of Hoboken, NJ; Mayor Caroline Simmons, City of Stamford, CT; Mayor Nicola Armacost, Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; Barkha Patel, Director of Infrastructure, City of Jersey City, […]

Orlando and the Sustainable Development Goals: Orlando Releases Voluntary Local Review of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Partnership with ICLEI USA

To mark the occasion of the United Nations’ annual General Assembly meetings in 2021, Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando announced the release of the City’s first Voluntary Local Review of the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Orlando and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Voluntary Local Review of Progress. Developed in partnership with […]

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 […]