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ICLEI & WRA Join for Water Education in k-12 Schools

by Angie Fyfe Mar 19, 2015

There’s no advocate quite as effective as a kid. How many parents have stopped smoking or started recycling after a bit of constant encouragement from a child? That’s why ICLEI has teamed up with Western Resource Advocates (WRA) to increase water education and conservation actions in k-12 schools across the seven Colorado River Basin states.

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ICLEI USA's Angie Fyfe to Speak at World Congress 2015

by Celina Plaza Mar 17, 2015

Joining leaders and experts from around the world, ICLEI USA’s Angie Fyfe will be speaking at a World Congress 2015 training April 8th, 2015 on building efficiency from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Additional presenters include the World Resources Institute, Korea Green Building Council, and the Global Building Performance Network in the Building Efficiency Accelerator Meeting Fyfe will discuss how public sector building energy efficiency opportunities can be targeted and implemented.

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Energy Efficiency Event: EE Global 2015

by Celina Plaza Mar 02, 2015

ICLEI is pleased to announce this year’s leading international energy efficiency event: EE Global 2015. With the eighth EE Global Forum quickly approaching, now is the time to confirm your plans to join us in Washington, D.C., May 12-13, 2015.

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Local Government Staff: Ensure Your Voice is Heard for Efficient New Buildings

by Eli Yewdall and Celina Plaza Feb 21, 2015


Today an increasing number of local governments are looking for ways to reduce energy use in buildings, in order to meet local emissions reduction goals. One tool is through building codes, which set the minimum efficiency for new construction.

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25 Years of ICLEI: A Reflection of Our Past Successes and Looking Forward to More

by Jeb Brugman and Valerie Brown Feb 16, 2015


When ICLEI was first established in 1990, the concept of local government action on global environmental problems was highly exotic. The local elected officials and environmental managers who first gathered to support ICLEI’s establishment were often lone voices in their cities and counties.

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Launch of Global Reporting Protocol and COP20 News from ICLEI CityTalk

by jr.killigrew Dec 11, 2014

Learn more about the launch of the First Global Standard to Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions from cities, please visit CityTalk: A Blog by ICLEI. This video was produced by IISD.

Watch CityTalk by ICLEI's new video: From Vision to Action Plan: Raising The Global Level of Ambition Through National and Local Action

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The New U.S.-China Climate Accord

by jr.killigrew Nov 24, 2014

Game Changing Agreement Offers Real Hope for Climate Progress

To fully implement the new climate accord between the two countries, the U.S. has committed to emitting 26 percent to 28 percent less than it did in 2005.  China pledges to reach peak emissions or cap its total emissions by 2030, if not sooner. To reach that goal, China’s President Xi pledged to generate 20% of the country’s total energy consumption from clean energy sources, such as solar and wind energy, by 2030.


Chad Tudenggongbu, Program Officer, ICLEI USA

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Mayors and County Officials Deliver their Resilience Recommendations to President Obama

by jr.killigrew Nov 16, 2014

ICLEI and the Resilient Communities for America partners commend the local, state, and tribal officials who participated in the President's Task Force on a compelling vision for local-federal collaboration. Local leaders such as Mayor Frank Cownie of Des Moines and Supervisor Salud Carbajal of Santa Barbara County provided key insight as strategic members of the task force and Commissioner Kristin Jacobs of Broward County chaired the Task Force's four subgroups.

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Meet the Candidates for ICLEI's Regional Executive Committee

by christinaashtary Oct 30, 2014

ICLEI's election for the Regional Executive Committee has officially commenced, and will run through November 9th. The Regional Executive Committee provides an international platform for city and county leaders to develop and drive organizational policies and strategies for ICLEI's North America region. Members also represent ICLEI North America at regional and international meetings, and provide regional input to ICLEI's Global Executive Committee, ICLEI's highest level of global membership representation.


>> Learn More about the Regional Executive Committee

ICLEI Members vote for the Regional Executive Committee members, filling three U.S. vacancies for the 2015-2018 term. To learn more about how to get your voting credentials, please contact J.R. Killigrew.

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ICLEI Members Take Big Strides in Local Climate Action

by christinaashtary Oct 14, 2014

ICLEI is proud to announce the next wave of members taking action and creating healthier, vibrant and more resilient communities. With the 5 Milestones process as their guide and tremendous local support, ICLEI members are measuring, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and monitoring their progress at an even faster rate.

ClearPath is leading the way as the online platform for local governments to calculate, forecast, plan and monitor their municipal and community scale greenhouse gas emissions. 8 ICLEI members had entered their community baseline inventory and re-inventory data and have reduced an estimated 4 million MTCO2e which is equivalent to taking 820,000 cars off the road or shutting down 1 coal fired power plant. Now that is collective local action! Imagine what the impact would be if 80 or 800 local governments get their data into ClearPath.

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