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The Core Process: ICLEI’s Milestones for Climate Mitigation

The Core Process: ICLEI’s Milestones for Climate Mitigation

 

The five milestones are a practical, well-accepted process for a city to set, implement and measure their goals to mitigate their impact on climate change.

  1. Conduct a baseline greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory and forecast.
     ICLEI software measures emissions levels for all municipal operations and all community-owned and related activities.
  2. Adopt an emissions reduction target for the forecast year.
    City officials pass a resolution establishing an emission reduction target for the city.
  3. Develop a local Climate Action Plan.
    A committee writes a detailed local Climate Action Plan ideally with input from all stakeholders.
  4. Implement policies and measures.
    A committee or city department implements the policies and measures of the local Climate Action Plan.
  5. Monitor and verify results.
    Monitoring and verifying progress on the implementation of measures is an ongoing process. The ICLEI software provides a method for cities to measure their progress
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2011 ICLEI MEMBERS AND OTHER COOL CITIES

 

SIGNED USCM

JOINED ICLEI

JOINED COOL CITIES

CITY STAFF

MILESTONE 1

MILESTONE 2

MILESTONE 3

MILESTONE 4

MILESTONE 5

ST LOUIS CITY

10/2006

X

X

YES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST LOUIS COUNTY

 

X

 

YES

GW

CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton

2/2006

X

X

 

GW

CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creve Coeur

4/2008

X

X

 

GW

CW

GW

CW

GW

CW

 

 

 

 

Kirkwood

4/2006

X

X

 

GW

CW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivette

8/2008

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Town and Country

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University City

10/2006

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richmond Heights

2/2011

X

 

 

GW

CW

 

Joined ICLE 2011, 1st REIP recipient

Florissant

10/2005

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maplewood

10/2006

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake St Louis

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overland

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Peters

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunset Hills

2006

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GW is government wide

CW is community wide

USCM is US Conference of Mayors Agreement

REIP is the Region Environmental Internship Program developed by Focus St. Louis to furnish an intern to a local community so it can complete a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory.  A city can also apply for a 2nd module to complete a Climate Action Plan.