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Leonardo DiCaprio Calls on Cities to Commit to the Compact of Mayors

“We are able to solve our greatest challenges when we find the will to work together.” Standing before hundreds of cities gathered at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders, Leonardo DiCaprio’s message rang loud and clear — that it is up to the collective action of mayors to change the course of history and act … read more

Leading Emissions Management Tool Opened to All US Cities for Free

September 14 — In support of cities meeting their Compact of Mayors’ commitments to local climate action and thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, starting today the community-scale Inventory Module of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability‘s ClearPath is open to any US city, county, or regional government for free through the end of … read more

No Time like Now to Look to the Future, Op-ed by Michael R. Bloomberg

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg airs his hopes for the cities of tomorrow 27 March 2015 – Seeing the future does not require a crystal ball — just an understanding of cities. The world is moving from agrarian to urban at a startling pace. In 1900, two out of 10 of the world’s population lived … read more

Kerry, on Eve of Arctic Summit, Calls for Citizen Pressure on Climate Change

This article was written by Joby Warrick. It originally appeared on The Washington Post. 23 April 2015 – Acknowledging that governments may not be moving fast enough to avert a climate disaster, Secretary of State John F. Kerry is pushing for a bigger role for cities, universities and other institutions in achieving rapid cuts in greenhouse-gas … read more

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