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 sustainability 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. Visit our Local Solutions site to view some of the best urban sustainability resources available.
The mission of the Urban Equity Climate Compact is to center equity in climate change solutions that meet the needs of communities, especially those wrestling with underlying economic, social and health factors. The Institute looks forward to [...]
Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact
Accelerating implementation of the bipartisan, four-county Regional Climate Action Plan, which tackles climate issues impacting more than 6 million residents.
Partnership for Resilient Communities
Supporting local nonprofits to shape and lead resilience projects borne from the voices and priorities of underserved communities.