Opportunity: Modernizing the U.S. Community Protocol

Greenhouse gas protocols provide authoritative guidance for communities to account for carbon pollution accurately and consistently. ICLEI’s US Community Protocol (USCP) is the industry standard for community-scale inventories, with detailed methods tailored to the needs and data availability of US local governments. Over the past... Read More

Resource: Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) to facilitate collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The office will be a critical component in the implementation of the BIL, providing support... Read More

Opportunity: ICLEI Biodiversity Bootcamp

Although the United States has not ratified the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), U.S. communities are stepping up their action for nature in support of CBD outcomes. To meet the moment in this “Super Year for Nature”, when the UN convenes its Nature Conference,... Read More

Podcast: The Future of Transit

The metropolitan Washington region’s elected officials and other leaders are looking to rely more on public transit as they plan for the future. That means expanding and improving service on Metrorail, bus lines, and commuter rail. The challenge is that it’s expensive both to build... Read More

Resource: DMV Hydrogen Greenprint

The DMV Hydrogen Greenprint is a conceptual plan for deploying hydrogen infrastructure. It provides a data-driven analysis that quantifies potential hydrogen supply and demand across the DMV over the next ten years. As a foundational view of the hydrogen market and ecosystem, the Greenprint assesses... Read More

Opportunity: Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge

Extreme heat, when temperatures are much hotter than average over consecutive days, is an increasing problem for all parts of the United States. To help address this, EPA and co-sponsors have launched the Let’s Talk About Heat Challenge, a national competition to identify innovative and... Read More

Opportunity: COG Climate and Energy Leadership Awards

Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions across metropolitan Washington region are invited to apply or nominate candidates for the 2022 Climate and Energy Leadership Awards offered by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). Winners serve as a role model for the region, and... Read More