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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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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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. […]

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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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Communities Now Better Equipped to Include Trees in Climate Action Planning

Forests sequester about one third of greenhouse gas emissions, yet only a handful of U.S. communities include trees in GHG inventories. Washington, D.C. (August 19, 2019) – Today, ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) unveiled new guidance that enables U.S. cities and counties to include forests and trees within their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting, […]

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New Paltz, NY, Awarded ICLEI Milestone Award for Data-Driven Climate Action with First GHG Inventories

New Paltz, NY – July 10, 2019 –  The Town and Village of New Paltz, New York, have completed their first community greenhouse gas inventories to quantify community-wide greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. For their efforts, the Town and Village of New Paltz have each achieved Milestone 1 of the ICLEI framework […]

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UrbanFootprint and ICLEI USA Partner to Help Cities Take Smart Climate Action

Berkeley, California: UrbanFootprint, a Berkeley-based location intelligence and urban planning software company, today announced their partnership with ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, a global network of local governments committed to creating sustainable, equitable, and resilient communities. “We are ecstatic to team up with ICLEI to bring local governments the tools they need to […]

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