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A Changing Climate Demands Transformation


Accelerating local solutions for climate mitigation and resilience

Climate disruption is the defining challenge of our moment in time. Unlike other challenges we’ve collectively faced, the impacts of climate change are unfamiliar, unprecedented, and accelerating.


At ISC, we focus on the biggest emitters (China, India and US) and identify the key ways communities can approach emissions reduction while simultaneously increasing resilience and security. Community leaders must have the information to understand the impact of their systems, industries and citizens, and how and where their leadership can provide opportunities to shift sustainable development, low-carbon, low-emission economies and stop climate change.


Across our work, we focus on community-led efforts, as we’ve seen in over two decades of international efforts that working inclusively leads to sustainable, pragmatic, and equitable solutions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]ISC’s Climate Action
United States

  • Engaging with community-based organizations in underserved communities to create climate resilience approaches that address urgent needs voiced by the community, while also creating economic opportunity, and improving the social strength of the community.
  • Working to help communities transition to renewable energy by connecting the economic, emissions, and resilience benefits that renewables can present to communities.
  • Connecting diverse and bi-partisan regions on the issue of climate change through vehicles such as the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact and the Advancing Community Resilience partnership in Maricopa County.


  • Training small and medium enterprise factories on energy efficient practices.
  • Working within manufacturing communities to build multi-stakeholder approaches to water resilience.
  • Working with city leaders to move cities towards low carbon development and early peaking.

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