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Bill Clinton

ICLEI partners with the Clinton Climate Initiative

August 02, 2006

ICLEI has been chosen as a partner and collaborator by the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) as its launches efforts to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

 

ICLEI President David Cadman and ICLEI U.S.A. Executive Director Michelle Wyman attended President Clinton's announcement of the Clinton Climate Initiative and its first project, a partnership with the Large Cities Climate Leadership Group dedicated to fighting against climate change in practical and measurable ways on Tuesday in Los Angeles. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom were also in attendance.

 

The Large Cities Climate Leadership Group is comprised of many of the largest cities in the world that have pledged to reduce emissions and that participate in ICLEI’s Cities for Climate Protection® Campaign, which has been active for over a decade.

 

Through this partnership ICLEI will lend its expertise and experience—working with more than 770 cities in 29 countries—to CCI as it endeavors to:

  • provide world-class technical assistance to a group of large cities taking action on climate protection, and
  • organize a purchasing consortium that will act as a buying club for cities to procure energy efficient and renewable energy technologies.

 

Additionally ICLEI and CCI will jointly deliver a dynamic, online software tool for cities to track greenhouse gas emissions that builds upon the existing quantification software being used within ICLEI.

 

“Working together with the Clinton Climate Initiative will enable us to deepen emissions reductions in the cities we engage with, increase the level of access to our tools, and broaden the base of technical expertise and assistance that we can provide to cities,” says Michelle Wyman.

 

Source: ICLEI 2006

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