City of Pittsburgh Leverages Procurement Power as Member of the Global Lead Cities Network on Sustainable Procurement

The City of Pittsburgh (USA) is the latest member of ICLEI’s Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement (GLCN). By joining the network the city has expressed the commitment to take an exemplary role globally in the implementation of sustainable public procurement, to act as a global and regional champion of sustainable procurement, and to […]

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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 […]

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Leading with Local Action: 2 Webinars Show Local Governments What’s Next for City Sustainability Action

Webinar 1: Webinar: What the House Select Committee’s Climate Crisis Report Means for Local Governments Date: 2 September | 2:00pm EST / 8:00pm CET Local governments are on the front lines of the climate crisis, implementing sustainability programs and land use decisions that directly affect the climate preparedness of their communities. Based on extensive consultation with […]

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Meet the Candidates for ICLEI Regional Executive Committee 2021 – 2024

Our election for the ICLEI Regional Executive Committee is underway. The Regional Executive Committee, or RexCom, provides an international platform for city and county leaders to drive organizational strategies for ICLEI’s North America region. RexCom members represent ICLEI North America at regional and international meetings and provide input to ICLEI’s Global Executive Committee, our highest […]

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ICLEI’s Regional Executive Committee 2021 – 2024

Our election for the ICLEI Regional Executive Committee is underway. The Regional Executive Committee, or RexCom, provides an international platform for city and county leaders to drive organizational strategies for ICLEI’s North America region. RexCom members represent ICLEI North America at regional and international meetings and provide input to ICLEI’s Global Executive Committee, our highest […]

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The California SEEC Program is Sunsetting. Now What?

The SEEC program will close January 1, 2021. The use of the free ClearPath tool and SEEC Learning Portal will no longer be available. Local governments can join ICLEI to maintain service — with enhanced benefits. What’s Driving This Change? Due to CPUC Decisions requiring the Investor-Owned Utilities (IOUs) to outsource 60 percent of their customer […]

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ICLEI USA Statement Condemning Racism and Support for Movement of Black Lives

STATEMENT – June 4, 2020. Frontline communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Addressing inequality and climate change are inherently linked. ICLEI condemns racism. Our vision is to support all local governments in the development of community-driven sustainability plans, incorporating both climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, with the goal of lifting up vulnerable people. ICLEI’s pathways […]

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Travis County Commissioner Brigid Shea Appointed ICLEI USA Board Chair

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) announces today the appointment of Brigid Shea, Commissioner of Travis County, Texas, as Chair of the organization’s Board of Directors, which also welcomes new Board Member Meghna Tare, Director of Sustainability for University of Texas at Arlington. “Local communities and governments are on the front lines in the […]

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Town of Philipstown and ICLEI Release Innovative Forest Carbon and Consumption-based GHG Inventory

Town of Philipstown releases one of New York State’s most comprehensive and innovative greenhouse-gas (GHG) inventories completed by a local jurisdiction. In its Sink, Store, Reduce, Offset report, the Town moves beyond traditional approaches to inventory climate-warming emissions to include considerations for forests and land use along with household consumption patterns. Read the full report […]

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10 Communities Named U.S. Pioneers to the CitiesWithNature Platform

On today’s occasion of the International Day for Biological Diversity, 10 cities, towns, and counties are recognized as the United States Pioneers to the CitiesWithNature platform. Each of the cities to join CitiesWithNature shares policies, plans and committed actions to protect nature, prioritize nature-based solutions to climate change, account for ecosystem services and make sure […]

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