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ICLEI USA Delegation, Local Leaders and Sustainability Experts Travel to New Delhi, India

Building on a common interest and approach to global climate change, a delegation comprised of ICLEI USA local government leaders and sustainability experts will visit to attend The New Delhi International Conference on Cities and Climate Change.

 
PRLog - Feb. 25, 2011 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- ICLEI USA to Introduce PACE [Property Assessed Clean Energy] Financing to Local Government Leaders, Indian Government Officials During Historic Visit to New Delhi.

Washington, D.C. [February 23, 2011] – Building on a common interest to find an innovative approach to global climate change, a delegation comprised of ICLEI USA local government leaders and sustainability experts will travel to India (Feb. 20-25, 2011) to attend The New Delhi International Conference on Cities and Climate Change (NDI4C).  The ICLEI USA delegation will participate in several information sharing meetings and discussions with Indian officials focusing on climate change, as well as global sustainability and climate mitigation efforts. ICLEI USA officials will lead a discussion on PACE [Property Assessed Clean Energy] financing with local leaders to further enhance New Delhi’s efforts to become a clean and efficient city.

The ICLEI USA delegation is being led by Valerie Brown, Board of Supervisors, Sonoma County & ICLEI USA Board of Directors, California; David Cadman, Deputy Mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada & ICLEI President; and Martin Chávez, Executive Director of ICLEI USA and former three-term mayor of Albuquerque, NM.  They will be joined by Richard Alden Feldon, International Programs Manager, ICLEI USA; David “Bryan” Glascock, Commissioner, Boston Massachusetts Environment Department; Matthew Naud, Environment Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor, MI; Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability Atlanta, GA; Griffin M. Thompson, Ph.D., Manager, Energy and Climate Programs and Senior Energy Advisor, U.S Department of State Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; and Kelley McKanna, Project Manager, Renewable Funding, Oakland, CA.

“New Delhi is a growing metropolis that is taking significant steps to address climate action and promote sustainable development among its vast population,” said Martin Chávez, Executive Director, ICLEI USA and three-term mayor of Albuquerque, NM.  “Local government leaders – concerned about the severe strain on their natural resources – are looking for innovative ways to implement policies to improve their management for transportation, water, waste, and energy.  As the first Indian State to launch an action plan on climate change, Delhi is leading the charge on a new, greener, revolution and we are here to commend their efforts, while encouraging other Indian cities to do the same.”

Hosted by the Government of the City of Delhi, India in collaboration with ICLEI USA, ICLEI South Asia and the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), the New Delhi International Conference on Cities and Climate Change will bring together representatives of city, state and national governments, national and international organizations, research institutions and experts in the field of climate change and sustainability. As the capital of India and the second largest metropolitan area,  New Delhi is facing severe stress on natural resources. There is a high demand for energy, habitat, transportation and waste, which results in considerable greenhouse gas emissions.

ICLEI USA and ICLEI South Asia have been engaged in a three-year effort generously supported by the U.S. Department of State under the Asia Pacific Partnership Program known as The “Urban Climate Project (UCP): Building Clean and Efficient Cities.”  The goal of the UCP is to develop and implement climate mitigation measures associated with large-scale infrastructure projects in the Indian cities of Rajkot and Coimbatore.  To highlight the success of the program, ICLEI USA and ICLEI South Asia officials will organize a half-day roundtable discussion to hear the opinions of Indian cities and stakeholders that have participated in the program, and share lessons with other communities to encourage their success.  Additionally, ICLEI USA will lead a discussion on PACE [Property Assessed Clean Energy] financing with local leaders to further support New Delhi’s considerable efforts to become a clean and efficient city.

About ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA

ICLEI USA’s membership represents some of the most aggressive and innovative climate action happening in the United States including: innovative building codes in New York, carbon neutrality goals in Austin, light rail in Portland, renewable energy in San Jose to energy efficiency in North Little Rock – ICLEI USA’s members are moving forward on lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions and bolstering their sustainability efforts right now.                            
For more information, please visit: www.icleiusa.org

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ICLEI USA’s membership represents some of the most aggressive and innovative climate action happening in the United States including: innovative building codes in New York, carbon neutrality goals in Austin, light rail in Portland, renewable energy in San Jose to energy efficiency in North Little Rock – ICLEI USA’s members are moving forward on lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions and bolstering their sustainability efforts right now.
For more information, please visit: www.icleiusa.org

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