‘Leading with Local Action’ report shows U.S. local governments upholding their end of the climate deal

As the leading network of U.S. local governments working to build a just, resilient, and sustainable future, ICLEI USA is committed to meeting our member governments—including 53 new members—where they are with industry-leading tools, protocols, and 2,112 hours of direct technical assistance last year. This Leading with Local Action report recounts some of the insights […]

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ICLEI and Indiana University Help 11 Communities Develop GHG-Reduction Plans

Eleven Indiana cities will be developing plans in 2020 to address greenhouse gas emissions as part of the next phase of an Indiana University program. Building on the success of the 2019 Resilience Cohort program, local governments will be working with IU students and staff to identify actions, policies, and programs to reduce emissions, an […]

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

In 2020, ICLEI celebrates 30 years of advancing local-level sustainability action. Read our founding documents 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 on social media, where we’ll be highlighting the people and places who have shaped ICLEI USA […]

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ICLEI members tackling climate change invited to apply for $25,000 Keeling Curve Prize

The following guest post from the Keeling Curve Prize committee provides the ICLEI USA network with a call to appy for the next prize cycle, deadline February 10, 2020. Especially at a time when Americans cannot look to Washington for leadership on climate action, local initiatives are essential for demonstrating practical and effective ways to […]

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International Collaboration on the SDGs ICLEI Cohort Training

Last updated March 23, 2020 Session Dates [TBC]: Late 2020 or 2021; dates pushed back due to global Coronavirus pandemic. 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 […]

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Consumption-Based GHG Accounting 2020 Training Cohort

Last updated March 23, 2020 Session Dates [TBC]: Postponed until 2020 due to global Coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in early 2021, ICLEI will host the “Consumption-Based Inventory Cohort”, a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of creating a consumption based greenhouse gas inventory in real time. The Training Session is available […]

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Sustainability Planning 2020 Cohort Training

Last updated March 27, 2020 Session Dates: March 10 – September 15, 2020 Beginning in March 2020, ICLEI is hosting the “2020 Sustainability Planning Cohort”, a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of developing a Sustainability Plan. The Training Session is available to ICLEI USA members at no additional cost. […]

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Climate Action & Adaptation Planning 2020 Cohort Training

Last updated January 29, 2020 Beginning in February 2020, ICLEI will host the “2020 Climate Action & Adaptation Planning Cohort”, a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of developing an integrated Climate Action Plan. The Training Session is available to ICLEI USA members at no additional cost. The 23-week session […]

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GHG Forecasting, Target-Setting, and Planning for Climate Action 2020 Training Cohort

Updated March 09, 2020 Session Dates [TBC]: Weeks of July 20 – September 18, 2020 Beginning in July 2020, ICLEI will host our 2020 Target-Setting, Forecasting, & Planning Cohort Training, a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of the Forecasting and Planning ClearPath modules in real time. The training session […]

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GHG Inventories 2020 Cohort Training

Updated January 29, 2020 Beginning in January 2020, ICLEI USA will host our 2020 Community GHG Inventory Cohort, a structured technical assistance program to guide local governments through the steps of creating a standard, also called “geographic” or “production-based”, community-wide greenhouse gas inventory in real time. The Training Session is available to ICLEI USA members […]

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