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As centers of population and energy use, cities generate a majority of our climate emissions. Local governments play a critical role in reducing emissions and in making communities resilient to climate change.

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Mayors, Businesses Pick Up the Ball on Climate
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American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future

The summary case studies contained in this document are meant to illustrate how cities can partner to achieve their clean energy goals. Whether it is Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonazales’ Verde Fund, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s Climate Positive …

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Mayors Leading the Way on Climate: How Cities Large and Small are Taking Action

Mayors across the country are taking action to address these real climate change threats by committing to reduce carbon emissions. A nationwide survey by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions as part of …

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Climate Solutions: How Mayors and Businesses Are Working Together
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America’s Pledge can drive and tally U.S. climate action
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Strengthening Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities

Energy efficiency programs offer an effective way to reduce energy consumption and address energy burden. These programs are particularly beneficial to low-income households, which spend a higher percentage of their income on energy bills. There are many energy efficiency programs …

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Alliance for a Sustainable Future Sustainability Questionnaire: Preliminary Results

The Alliance for a Sustainable Future is a collaborative effort between The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. The Alliance is made up of Mayors and businesses who are interested in working together to …

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Action on VW settlement heating up as summer approaches