ICLEI at Climate Week NYC 2018

Celebrating its tenth year, Climate Week NYC 2018 follows on the heels of this year’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco and marks a key stop on the way to COP 24 events in Katowice, Poland, in December. Climate Week NYC is a global event run by The Climate Group in coordination with the […]

Moving from Commitments to Action: ICLEI USA 2017 Annual Report

The overwhelming response to the announcement that the U.S. would “renegotiate” the Paris Agreement was swift and amplified by governors, investors, businesses and universities who declare #WeAreStillIn! Local governments globally solidified this position by adopting the Bonn-Fiji Commitment at the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders at COP23. We, therefore, accelerate our advocacy and technical implementation offerings, knowing that with or without national support, […]

How Will Local Governments Connect at ICLEI World Congress 2018?

ICLEI network mayors and city staff march for on a Day of Action at ICLEI World Congress 2015 in Seoul, Republic of Korea At the ICLEI World Congress 2018 in June 2018, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability and Ville de Montréal will bring together hundreds of mayors, governors, city staff, international organizations, business leaders and researchers […]

Talanoa Dialogues: Local Governments Invite National and State Leaders to Year-long Discussions on  Paris Agreement

A new initiative promises to accelerate engagement of the urban community in climate action, building on the synergy of sustainable urbanization and low-emission, resilient development. In the critical year for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement, local and other regional leaders are inviting national governments to a series of dialogues designed to strengthen […]


Climate Summit of Local and Regional Leaders Bonn, Germany November 6-17, 2017 ICLEI USA Staff Angie Fyfe, Executive Director Mike Steinhoff, Tools and Technology Director ICLEI USA Local Leaders Delegation Mayor Frank Cownie; Des Moines, IA Council Member Pam O’Connor, Santa Monica, CA Mayor Ted Winterer; Santa Monica, CA Mayor William Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA Council […]

U.S. Mayors Cross Party Lines to Reject White House Rollback on Climate Action

ICLEI USA mayors commit to bold climate action at the Cities and Regions Pavilion during COP21 in Paris. With the White House’s March 28, 2017, Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence, the Administration takes action to roll back critically important U.S. climate policies, including the Clean Power Plan and vehicle fuel efficiency standards, along with its […]

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: […]