Localizing the Paris Agreement: A Guide for Local Government Action in Support of the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution

About This Guide In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 197 countries made a commitment to work together to address climate change. The Paris Climate Agreement came into force on November 4, 2016, and is seen as a turning point for global climate policy and the ability for international cooperation to safeguard the planet. Despite […]

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Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures

Cities are taking bold action to reduce emissions and develop climate-ready communities, but they can’t do it alone.  State and local government cooperation yields greater results. The Center for the New Energy Economy released The Clean Energy Policy Guide for State Legislatures, an interactive e-book with maps, charts, videos, links to reports and podcasts on leading […]

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Let’s Talk Communities and Climate: Communication Guidance for City and Community Leaders

The letter to ICLEI network cities below is from ICLEI USA Executive Director Angie Fyfe, published in the newly released report Let’s Talk Communities & Climate: Communication Guidance for City and Community Leaders. The report is designed to help experienced and novice climate change communicators by synthesizing the latest academic research and message testing on climate communications. Download the full […]

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Toward 1.5 Degrees: ICLEI USA 2016 Annual Report

Spurred by calls from the communities most exposed to climate change impacts, the Paris Climate Agreement set the ambitious goal of limiting the end-of-century global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The Paris Agreement includes Nationally Determined Contributions, reductions in GHG emissions by country — which offer this reality: […]

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Learn at your own pace or revisit lessons on how ICLEI’s tools and programs can help you meet your sustainability goals by watching recordings of our webinars. From emissions management to implementing low-cost efficient energy, we take you through it step by step. If you would like to join an upcoming webinar, please visit our Trainings page.

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ICLEI’s expert staff is trained on climate and energy to better help you understand these topics and more easily implement them in your area. We provide on-the-ground trainings across the nation, offer personal trainings, and host webinars with interactive forums. No matter where you at, ICLEI can help you and empower you to lead these sustainability initiatives in your community.

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