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ICLEI's 2013 Program Milestones

by christinaashtary Jan 26, 2014

As we wrap up this first month of the new year, ICLEI would like to thank you for your continued support. We've been working hard to bring you an action-packed year ahead, with new tools, resources, and partnerships already in the pipeline.

With 2013 behind us, we're proud to reflect on numerous achievements and accomplishments over the past 12 months, as well as goals and deliverables set for in 2014 outlined here.

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ICLEI Members : Participate in the 2014 Global Town Hall in Germany

by christinaashtary Jan 26, 2014

ICLEI's World Secretariat would like to cordially inviting our US member cities to join us April 7-11 for Global Town Hall @ Metropolitan Solutions 2014 in Hannover, Germany.

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Livable Cities Forum is Coming this April!

by christinaashtary Jan 21, 2014

This year's Livable Cities Forum is the first North American convening on resilient communities, bringing together local governments and other  experts from the US and Canada to share insights. Set against the backdrop of the vibrant and picturesque City of Vancouver, the Livable Cities Forum will explore how to build healthy, sustainable, and economically resilient communities.

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Los Angeles Releases Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Study Prepared by ICLEI and USC SeaGrant

by Melissa Higbee, Climate Program Officer Jan 16, 2014

The City of Los Angeles has just released a sea level rise vulnerability assessment. This report represents a first step in adaptation planning for sea level rise in Los Angeles, presenting initial research on the potential impacts of sea level rise and associated flooding from storms. The study was conducted in partnership between the City of Los Angeles, USC Sea Grant, and a team of science and planning experts, including ICLEI USA.

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Apply to Receive $20,000 Worth of Support to Launch a Green Business Challenge in Your Community

by christinaashtary Jan 07, 2014



ICLEI USA-Local Governments for Sustainability and national program sponsor Office Depot are excited to announce an expanded opportunity to support four additional local governments with $20,000 to create or enhance their Green Business Challenge, a model for local governments and NGOs to engage businesses in a friendly competition to implement activities that increase business operational efficiency while contributing to community sustainability goals.

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How Can the Federal Government Support Local Climate Resiliency Leadership? ICLEI USA is Showing the Way

by Salud Carbajal Supervisor, Santa Barbara County ICLEI Board Member & Resilient Communities for America Campaign Inaugural Signatory Dec 11, 2013

On Tuesday morning as a looming snowstorm threatened the nation’s capital and kept thousands of federal government workers at home, I along with 26 leaders from U.S. state, local, and tribal government headed to the White House to convene meetings with Obama administration officials on U.S. climate resiliency. The irony of a snow day shutting down most federal agencies during the kickoff meeting for the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience was a clear reminder of how important it is to be prepared,  especially when  weather challenges are becoming more extreme.

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Brown Administration Releases Draft Safeguarding California Plan to Ready State for Impacts of a Changing Climate

by christinaashtary Dec 10, 2013


Brown Administration Releases Draft Safeguarding California Plan to Ready State for Impacts of a Changing Climate Extreme Heat, Sea Level Rise, Other Effects Hit Public Health, Power Grids, Water Delivery - Key Actions Save Lives Now, Property Later

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Eight ICLEI USA Members To Receive Millions from Rockefeller Foundation to Support their Climate Resiliency Leadership; 33 Global Cities Picked for Climate Action Awards

by christinaashtary Dec 02, 2013

ICLEI-USA is proud to congratulate eight ICLEI USA member cities and Resilient Communities for America Signatories on their success in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities challenge: Alameda, CA; Berkeley, CA; El Paso, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; New Orleans; Norfolk, VA; and Oakland, CA.

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Senior White House Officials Celebrate 100+ RC4A Signatories

by christinaashtary Nov 19, 2013



St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman Calls on Local Leaders to Collaborate in Preparing for Climate Change Impacts and Reducing CO2 Emissions as Superstorm Typhoons and Tornadoes Wreak Global Havoc

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Cities and Local Communities are Increasing their Renewable Energy Through CCA

by Shawn Marshall, LEAN Energy Executive Director Nov 06, 2013

By Shawn Marshall, LEAN Energy US

Have you heard about a local energy solution called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)? Currently enabled in six states – CA, IL, OH, NJ, RI, and MA – CCA leverages the market power of group purchasing, consumer energy choice, and local decision-making. It enables local governments to buy and/or develop power on behalf of their residents, businesses and municipal facilities. CCA creates a functional partnership between municipalities and existing utilities. It has the proven ability to lower electricity rates, rapidly green the grid, and slash greenhouse gas emissions.

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