The United States is the largest economy in the world and the biggest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases – which in-turn drives climate change. Since 2008, ISC has been working with municipal and community leaders, companies, and nonprofits to accelerate climate and sustainable solutions for counties, urban regions, cities, and neighborhoods – with a particular focus on the most vulnerable communities and populations.
With ISC’s help, U.S. local leaders are:
- Overcoming the barriers to clean energy deployment and employment.
- Building community resilience to social, economic, and environmental shocks and stressors.
- Supporting multi-jurisdictional approaches to low carbon development and climate adaptation.
Across the U.S., practitioners are advancing, accelerating and scaling-up innovative urban solutions to create equitable, healthy, resilient, and prosperous communities.