Featured Events and Videos
Tackling Flood Mitigation With Federal Resources, August 2022
Mayors Meet at NYU for Climate Change Week, Fall 2017
Combatting Climate Change Panel in San Francisco, Fall 2018
About the Alliance
Mayor of Salt Lake City and Chair of the Alliance for a Sustainable Future Erin J. Mendenhall
The federal government’s leadership role in addressing climate change has greatly diminished, from the announced withdrawal from the Paris Agreement to the example set by recent domestic actions to freeze vehicle standards and rollback power sector targets. This is unfortunate and has real consequences, coinciding with several years of increasing average global temperatures, record flooding, heat waves, droughts, and wildfires. The need for action is growing increasingly urgent as the impacts are felt in urban, suburban, and rural America.
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) formed the Alliance for a Sustainable Future to provide a platform for the public and private sectors to accelerate carbon reduction programs and sustainable development, as well as strengthen partnerships toward mutual sustainability and climate goals.
The information below was selected from our survey entitled, Mayors Leading the Way on Climate and How Cities Large and Small are Taking Action (September 2018). The Alliance for a Sustainable Future will continue to collect data and publish results in order to help cities identify best practices for their own communities.
Energy Efficiency and Buildings
Partnerships and Tools
City-Utility Partnerships for a Cleaner and Smarter Energy Future Webinar
Alliance Webinar on Electrifying Fleets
- Volkswagen Settlement – Update (June 2017)
- Volkswagen Settlement – What Cities Should Know (January 2017)
- Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Appendix: Environmental and Climate Programs (March 2023)