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Earlier this year, it seemed like a certainty: The Supreme Court would hear arguments concerning, and rule on, the legality of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a key component of the Obama legacy.

Now, with the proposal of new regulations…

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Smokestacks.
  • CitiesSpeak

This is a guest post by Mayor John Suthers of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Yucel Ors of the National League of Cities.

Every mayor or city manager has read an article or watched a news clip focused on a community ravaged by wildfire.…

Firefighters fight a wildfire.
Firefighters fight a wildfire.
  • CitiesSpeak

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program aimed at elevating local climate engagement activities by its members and affiliates in nearly 19,000 American cities and towns.

This post was co…

photo - NLC Launches Local Climate Solutions Engagement Program
photo - NLC Launches Local Climate Solutions Engagement Program
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON – August 2, 2017 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program aimed at elevating local climate engagement activities by its members and affiliates in nearly 19,000 American cities and towns. In light of the need…

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"The American Climate Values Survey" assesses climate and other values to provide information and insights for people who want to increase the effectiveness of their efforts to build public support for climate solutions. 

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Leadership for climate solutions is growing dramatically. Major faith communities, heralded by Pope Francis; leading health organizations, such as the American Public Health Association; Fortune 500 companies, including Procter & Gamble,…

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Local governments and the services they provide contribute a small percentage of a community’s climate pollution. Because the majority comes from the private sector (homes, businesses, churches, schools, hospitals, etc.), successful community…

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  • Case Studies & Practices

"15 Steps to Create Effective Climate Communications" from National League of Cities and ecoAmerica outlines the specific flow for creating and delivering successful climate change communications that resonate with your target audience.

  • CitiesSpeak

After President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, hundreds of city leaders spoke out to denounce the decision. From New York to Pittsburgh to Dubuque, Iowa,…

photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
photo - Five Things City Leaders Should Know About the Paris Withdrawal
  • CitiesSpeak

While President Trump sent a signal that the United States is unwilling to lead in the fight against climate change, it's local governments that have committed to action.

This post was co-authored by Christiana…

photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric
photo - On Climate, Local Action Trumps National Rhetoric