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Iowa Climate Action Planning Cohort


Start: January 2020
End: June 2021
Client or funder: The Carolyn Foundation and Iowa Communities
Collaborators: University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education


The goal of this project was to help a set of Iowa communities move towards completing a Climate Action Plan.

Photo by Austin Goode on Unsplash.

Project Activity

ICLEI provided a series of structured training for the local governments which included the steps to develop a climate action plan.


We began with 7 communities, one joined part way through and 6 communities completed the cohort.
Communities completing their climate action plans.
Case study production for 3 communities.

Those Involved

Cedar Falls, IA
Des Moines, IA
Linn County, IA
Independence, IA
Waterloo, IA
Decorah, IA