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Join ICLEI USA Roundtable Discussion at the American Planning Association Conference

by Saharnaz Mirzazad Apr 07, 2015

Are you interested in financing for community solar? Join the ICLEI USA roundtable discussion at the American Planning Association Conference in Seattle:

Financing Mechanisms for Community-Scale Solar

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ICLEI World Congress 2015 Opens

by ICLEI Apr 07, 2015

A repost from ICLEI's City Talk blogwritten by Jon Vincent Marin, ICLEI Southeast Asia Communications Officer

The ICLEI World Congress 2015 opened today at the iconic Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, Republic of Korea, officially setting off a landmark four-day platform where mayors and representatives of 250 local governments, and a total of over 1,500 participants, shall discuss and unveil ‘Sustainable Solutions for an Urban Future.’

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The ICLEI World Congress 2015 In Numbers!

by Celina Plaza Mar 29, 2015

With just over a week until the start of the ICLEI World Congress 2015, our World Secretariat has shared a few numbers from what is one of ICLEI’s biggest ever events!

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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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