Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gases in Communities: ICLEI’s Services


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Presentation given by Amruta Sudhalkar with ICLEI Local Government Sustainability on the Panel: "After Recycling, Then Watt?" at the Great Valley Center's Sacramento Valley Forum on October 27, 2010 in Chico, CA

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  • A worldwide movement of local governments dedicated to achieving tangible improvements in global environmental conditions through cumulative local action. International Headquarters in Bonn, Germany ICLEI USA is part of an international organization that operates 14 offices on 7 continents. The ICLEI global network works on clean energy, climate protection, biodiversity, sustainable procurement and water issues. ICLEI's work is carried out through non-profit affiliate organizations nationall incorporated in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, India, Mexico, Germany, Japane, New Zealand, the Philippines, Sout Africa and Korea. ICLEI also conducts project activities through our regional offices in P.R. China and Indonesia. Local governments and their associations constitute ICLEI's global membership. As a democratic, membership-driven association, every member has a vote at council meetings where the priorities and direction of the organization are determined. Governed by the ICLEI global charter put in place by its founding members, our mandate is to build an active and committed membership of local governments
  • Describe: - current number of cities and counties (~600 US, over 1100 worldwide) - percent of population represented (about a quarter of US population) - very high rate of growth (~40% in 2008) Most of these local governments are participating in our Cities for Climate Protection campaign – ICLEI’s flagship program in the U.S.
  • How does ICLEI help you as a local elected official or staff? ICLEI is the only organization that provides all of the necessary tools, resources, and technical guidance needed to help local governments achieve their sustainability and climate protection goals. ICLEI tools and resources assist members along every step of the five milestone process to achieving GHG reductions and sustainability. Current ICLEI members have access to a wide range of our targeted toolkits, guidebooks, trainings, and other resources, as well as on demand technical assistance. In addition to the cutting edge tools and technical assistance, members can be part of impacting policy at the national and international level. California ICLEI members will also be part of a new engagement strategy in Sacramento working with policy makers to spur local action throughout the State.
  • FOR BENECIA: Offer overview of services, and highlight Climate Mitigation/Sustainability in context of these services What services are provided to ICLEI members? First and foremost, ICLEI members are part of an international peer network where city and county staff and elected officials connect to share challenges, successes, and best practices. Staff provide assistance to local governments in advancing their mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability work. Members receive exclusive access to regular trainings and webinar events. Membership includes recognition for climate protection and sustainability achievements like the Sustainability Leadership Awards which will be announced at our upcoming Local Action Summit in Washington next month. Members received communications and media support designed to support community wide efforts, as well as opportunity for national leadership including participation on task forces, board membership, and advisory committees. In addition ICLEI offers selective consulting services on a case by case basis for local governments conducting GHG emissions inventories, and developing climate action and sustainability plans.
  • Can reduce energy consumption in buildings and facilities, reduce fuel consumption by fleet vehicles and equipment, reduce the amount of government-generated solid waste that is sent to a landfill, and increase the amount of energy that is obtained through alternative energy sources. By quantifying the emissions coming from government operations, this report will assist policymakers and stakeholders in addressing the City of Vista’s contribution to climate change.
  • Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gases in Communities: ICLEI’s Services

    1. 1. Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gases in Communities: ICLEI’s Services <ul><li>Amruta Sudhalkar, Regional Associate </li></ul><ul><li>Sacramento Valley Forum, Chico, CA </li></ul><ul><li>October 27, 2010 </li></ul>
    2. 2. <ul><li>Our mission is to build, serve and drive a movement of local governments to advance deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and achieve tangible improvements in local sustainability. </li></ul>ICLEI Mission
    3. 3. 11 Offices 68 Countries 6 Continents (over 1200 members) <ul><li>Climate Change Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Adaptation / Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Performance </li></ul>ICLEI - A Worldwide Movement of Local Governments
    4. 4. <ul><li>More than 600 member local governments </li></ul><ul><li>Representing more than 25% of U.S. population </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Regional Focus </li></ul>ICLEI USA Network
    5. 5. How do local governments benefit from working with ICLEI? <ul><ul><li>National and international network of peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy and communications assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Framework for approaching climate protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard inventory methodology and technical assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software (emissions analysis, climate planning) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICLEI trainings and events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidebooks and Toolkits </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. ICLEI Tools and Resources <ul><ul><li>GHG Accounting/Tracking Tools (CACP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate & Air Pollution Planning Assistant (CAPPA) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hara’s Environment and Energy Management Software (EEM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation Guidebooks & Case Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Planning Toolkit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Adaptation Planning Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Briefs & Analyses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills Trainings, & Webinars </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. ICLEI Services <ul><ul><li>Basic Member Services: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ICLEI Member Network </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Protection (Mitigation and Adaptation) and Sustainability Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communications/Media Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consulting Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GHG Inventories </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate Action Planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Planning </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. How Can Local Governments Fight Climate Change? <ul><li>Local government policies affect all major sources of greenhouse gas emissions </li></ul>Solid Waste Energy Use Transportation
    9. 9. Climate Action = Fiscal Management <ul><li>Chico, CA: In 2008, the City Council approved establishing a GHG reduction target of 25% below 2005 levels by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>Recently installed a 1,107 kilowatt PV system at Water Pollution Control Plant, supplying 40% of the plant’s energy needs </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the implementation of the PV system, the city of Chico anticipates an annual savings of $250,000,a 30-year savings of $4 million, with the system paying itself off in only 15 years </li></ul><ul><li>The city also expects to save up to $1 million a year in electricity savings by replacing traffic lights with LED lights </li></ul>
    10. 10. ICLEI Five Milestones for Climate Mitigation
    11. 11. Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) SEEC is a new alliance to help California cities and counties reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.
    12. 12. PG&E/ICLEI/GVC Local Government Operations GHG Inventory Trainings <ul><li>PG&E </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistance with securing training venues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ICLEI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training Delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools, Instructions, Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GVC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the Training Series in each region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging local government participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging and overseeing the work of interns </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Big picture policy and planning assistance tool for local governments </li></ul><ul><li>Tool for analyzing data to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop emissions inventories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate proposed emissions reduction measures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop or evaluate policy and local action plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multi-pollutant emissions coverage: CO2e, CH4, N20, NOx </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks energy use and associated costs </li></ul>CACP 2009 Software
    14. 14. Hara Environment & Energy Management Software <ul><ul><li>Strategic partnership between Hara and ICLEI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hara EEM supports all Five Milestones for Mitigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides easy data import, management, and reporting </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Climate Adaptation <ul><ul><li>Climate Resilient Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comprehensive guidance, tools, and resources for local adaptation planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADAPT Planning Tool and database of best practices under development </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Sustainability <ul><ul><li>STAR Community Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Framework for evaluating sustainability and livability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5 Milestones for Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability Planning Toolkit </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. The Power of the Network <ul><ul><li>Impacting Key Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sacramento presence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking key legislation and regulation impacting cities and counties on climate protection and sustainability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Providing forum for members to influence policymakers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage through connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activate member network on pressing policy issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SB 375 + CEQA </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AB 32 implementation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Questions?
    19. 19. Thank You! <ul><li>Amruta Sudhalkar </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(510) 844-0699 x322 </li></ul>