What the U.S. House Select Committee’s Climate Crisis Report Means for Local Governments

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 stakeholders and experts, including local leaders and elected officials, the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis majority staff issued a report in June 2020, “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America.” Acknowledging the important role of local planning, the Select Committee report includes an array of recommendations for how Congress should empower the federal government to be a strong partner to local communities for climate preparedness, adaptation, and resilience. Join ICLEI elected leadership and House Committee experts for a presentation of the Select Committee’s report, key recommendations that affect local climate planning, and next steps for implementation.