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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 will run from February through July, 2020, when ICLEI USA experts will assist up to 12 communities to develop a Climate Action Plan with mitigation and adaptation elements.

By the end of the program, participants will have the tools necessary to develop a Climate Action Plan to develop and implement GHG reduction and adaptation measures for their community.

Interested in a future round? If you are interested in a future training cycle, contact your ICLEI Technical Advisor or email

What assistance will you get?

Program participants will have exclusive access to the following resources:

  • Live, 1-hour web-based presentations
  • Peer exchange and learning
  • One-on-one assistance with forcasting and planning features in ClearPath
  • TEMPERATE adaptation tool support (for communities that purchase a license to conduct a vulnerability assessment)
  • Climate Action Plan template, sample slide templates, and other resources

Trainings will be every two weeks and recorded sessions and resources will be made available to all. Session materials will support participants in developing a Climate Action Plan and and vulnerability assessment.

Who should participate?

Any ICLEI USA member city, town, county or regional affiliate that has already conducted a greenhouse gas inventory using the ClearPath tool is eligible to participate. Local governments working with interns are also welcome to apply.

Interested in a future round? If you are interested in a future training cycle, contact your ICLEI Technical Advisor or email

Session Schedule

Exact dates to be determined with particicpant input.

Optional Q&A Open Office (February 6)

Sesssion 1: Climate Action Planning Introduction and Community Goals (February 13)

Session 2: Climate Action Planning for Community Engagement and Equity (February 20)

Session 3: Introduction to Vulnerability Assessments (March 5)

Session 4: TEMPERATE Tool Demonstration for Vulnerability Assessments (Optional, Week of March 12)

Session 5: Using Greenhouse Gas Inventory Results to Forecast in the ClearPath Tool (Week of March 19)

Session 6: Developing and Prioritizing Adaptation Strategies (April 2)

Session 7: Developing and Prioritizing Mitigation Strategies (Week of April 16)

Session 8: Round Robin on Progress and Challenges (Week of April 30)

One-on-One Check-ins and Modeling Support (May 4 – May 29)

Session 9: Round Robin on Community Engagement (Week of June 4)

Sesion 10: Publishing the Plan and Communications (Week of June 18)

Session 11: Implementation and Monitoring for Climate Action (July 9)

Direct, Ongoing Membership Support (Week of July 13 and beyond)

Session 12: Cohort Debrief (August or September, date TBD)

Meet Your Trainers

Read our ICLEI USA staff bios here.