Climate Equity is Climate-Smart – Apr 18

Climate change impacts all of us. However, low-income communities and communities of color are often hurt first and worst. In these communities, climate change is a complicating environmental challenge stacked on top of histories of pollution, disinvestment, and discrimination. Adaptation professionals across the country hope to leverage investments in climate action for achieving climate equity.…

A Cities’ Guide to Carbon Reduction Coalitions

It seems that every few months there is another coalition cities can join. Most recently, the Chicago Climate Charter was launched, but how is that different from We Are Still In, or Climate Mayors? There are different levels of commitment across these coalitions and deciding which is best is a matter of how serious a…

How carbon disclosure platforms can help cities translate commitments into action

Carbon disclosure is the practice of reporting and managing emissions through credible reporting platforms, consistent with global standards and protocols. Cities around the globe have committed to reducing their impact on climate change and are using these entities to monitor and demonstrate their progress. Established disclosure platforms are available to cities to measure their impact…

Inclusive governance a necessity to elevating Californians

“The California Economic Summit has initiated the development of an ambitious policy agenda designed to help lift the 18 million Californians who live in or near poverty into the middle class. It’s called Elevate CA. The policy development started with a conversation. Dozens of Californians—both from the public and private sector—have weighed in on what they think needs to…

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, which was founded in 1998, and is widely recognized as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues. Click here to learn more.

Riverside declares war on smog…

“Assemblyman Jose Medina remembers not being able to see the bell tower on the UC Riverside campus and, as a teacher, having to keep his students indoors for recess on bad-air days. Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey remembers getting out of swimming pools choking not from water, but from the thick smog. Medina, D-Riverside, and Bailey shared…

Let’s Talk Climate – Applied Research and Practical Guidance for Local Climate Engagement

Climate change can no longer be marginalized as a special interest of environmental groups – it is becoming a personally relevant public interest for all of us. Let’s start a new conversation in communities across California on climate – one that is inspiring, is focused on solutions and their benefits, and contributes to greater public support…

American Climate Metrics Survey

The increasing intensity and frequency of climate impacts compel us to elevate our leadership on the issue. To help shape the Local Government Commission’s next steps, we want to better understand your attitudes and awareness on climate change and what we can do as community leaders. We want to make sure that we count your…

Cities Cracking Down on Climate Law-Breakers

“If you’re a city that’s concerned about climate change, you have to focus on buildings, because that’s where the carbon is,” says Cliff Majersik, executive director of the Institute for Market Transformation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on climate and energy. Building energy codes—and the ability to strengthen them—are among the most powerful tools cities…

California regulators edge away from gas peaker plants

Gas peaking plants are in the crosshairs in California — targets of scrutiny from legislators and regulators alike. Last month, California lawmakers passed SB 338, which would mandate that utilities develop carbon-free alternatives to gas generation for meeting peak demand in their integrated resource plans. The bill awaits an expected signature from Gov. Jerry Brown…

CDP Cities North America Workshop – Oct. 25

this year’s Carbon Disclosure Program (CDP) Cities North America Workshop hosted with the City of San Diego on Wednesday, October 25th, 11:00AM-5:15PM, in San Diego, California. The CDP workshop follows the annual meeting for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) from October 22nd to October 25th. This is an opportunity for you to learn how to better engage businesses in your area to align your…

Webinar: Clean Transportation Vehicle Technologies – Oct 24

Join SEEC on Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 10:00 AM for an informational webinar on clean transportation to hear from experts about emerging trends in new vehicle technologies. Speakers will provide an overview of transportation electrification, natural gas vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, and the role of municipalities to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector. Participants will have the…
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