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. […]

Pressing Forward: ICLEI Remote-Success Packs Support Sustainability Momentum

During the health crisis created by the novel coronavirus, local sustainability and resilience staff are experiencing a significant upheaval in their programming, budgets, and daily life. As many are able to switch to remote-working arrangements, uncertainty remains for their projects. In an effort to maintain momentum on climate and sustainability programming, ICLEI offers our remote-success […]

ICLEI Cohort of Mountain Towns Remains Committed to Reducing Climate Impacts

Taking a long-range view of community resilience, 23 cities, towns, and counties from across the U.S. mountain west have joined a collaborative effort to inventory their greenhouse gas emissions as a fundamental step to determine how to reduce their local contribution to climate change. As mountain towns whose economies are largely based on recreation-based tourism, […]

Forest & Trees Carbon Accounting 2020 Training Cohort

Updated April 9, 2020 ICLEI USA’s 2020 Forests & Trees Carbon Accounting Cohort Training Session is a 6-month structured technical assistance program to guide communities in the application of the newly released appendix to the U.S. Community Protocol for GHG Emissons Inventories.  Kicking off September 2020, ICLEI USA staff, with guest forestry experts from Woods […]

Local Leadership, Global Influence: Be part of ICLEI’s Regional Executive Committee 2021-2024

Every three years, ICLEI Members are invited to take part in elections of the Regional Executive Committee (RexCom). The RexCom guides ICLEI USA’s and ICLEI Candada’s strategic direction in sustainable development across North America. Taking an active part in ICLEI’s governance is an excellent opportunity for any committed local government leader to represent their city, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Report

shows local governments upholding their end of the climate dealVIEW REPORT