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Regional Climate Collaborative Cohort (RC3)

No Longer Offering This Cohort

This 12-month curated guide of ICLEI’s five pathways: low emission, resilient, circular, nature-based, and equitable is an introduction to holistic climate and sustainability programming for organizations leading or interested in leading a Regional Climate Collaborative (RCC) of cities and counties working together towards regional strategies. 

Participating RCCs will designate a lead person to represent them in the cohort and attend all sessions.  Additionally, up to three individuals per RCC can join individual cohort sessions – for a total of 45 participants maximum in any one session. 

At the conclusion of the cohort, each RCC will have completed a Roadmap, which will serve as their work plan to engage local governments in collective action.  

At a Glance

Open To:

Regional Affiliates

# Participants:



Jul 2021 through Jun 2022


100 - Introductory




Low Emissions, Resilient, Equity / People Centered, Nature-Based, Circular


ICLEI estimates the value of this instruction at $45,000 per region: 17 hours of group instruction, 36 hours of individual support, access to tools and peer network, and recognition.


Open to ICLEI regional affiliates only. No previous experience required.

Who Will Participate

Up to 15 ICLEI regional affiliates will participate.

Effort Level

Participants will attend live virtual training sessions and complete tasks between sessions. ICLEI technical experts will provide individual coaching sessions. Expect 96 hours of effort (per person) during the twelve-month cohort duration.


Exact dates pending participant input.

Session 1: Intro to local and regional government sustainability

Session 2: Setting a baseline of greenhouse gas emissions

Session 3: Climate impacts and introduction to the Resilience Ecosystem

Session 4: JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) + Climate Action Plans

Session 5: Potential for nature-based solutions: Introduction to Forestry, Land Use, and Trees, and Biodiversity Assessments

Session 6: Circular Economy – building economic resilience through circularity

Session 7: High-impact opportunity: municipal actions, regional actions

Session 8: Governance structures

Session 9: Roadmap Draft

Session 10: Communication and recognition

Session 11: Presentation of 7 – 8 Roadmaps

Session 12: Presentation of 7 – 8 Roadmaps


Contact Angie Fyfe for details.