Featured Events and Videos

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.

Reports

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

Green Vehicles

Electricity Generation

Partnerships and Tools

Webinars

City-Utility Partnerships for a Cleaner and Smarter Energy Future Webinar

Alliance Webinar on Electrifying Fleets

Additional Resources