Iowa Climate Action Planning Cohort


Start: January 2020
End: July 2021
Client or funder: Carolyn Foundation
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.

Spring Sunset on Abbe Hills Rd” by Rich Herrmann is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Project Activity

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


Of the 7 communities that began the cohort, 6 communities completed the training and their climate action plans
Case studies of 3 communities

Those Involved

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