How do you build bi-partisan support to pass climate-related legislation? In Oregon, a cross-sector task force played a pivotal role in developing legislation to decarbonize buildings.
SSG collaborated with Lakewood, Ohio and Ames, Iowa to identify the role of specific federal funds through detailed financial modeling. They are, to our knowledge, the first municipalities to account for federal funding from the Infrastructure Bill and Inflation Reduction Act in their climate action plans—setting them up to save hundreds of millions of dollars by taking climate action.
Join us on April 25 for a webinar that will provide guidance on applying for Inflation Reduction Act grants for advancing climate action. Learn about how to design an effective climate action plan to make you competitive for a slice of the $4.6-billion set aside for implementing climate actions.
State and municipal governments across the US are developing work plans and budgets to secure a slice of the $250 million allocated by the Inflation Reduction Act for climate action planning. We share five best practices from our time developing climate action plans with over 100 communities.
Looking backward and forward With the start of the New Year we reflect on how we navigated the year past and what we have to look forward to in 2023. 2022 saw us creating new models, bringing on a host of new faces, and starting projects in new places (Chile! Argentina! Uruguay!). Two decades on, […]
Mayor Don Mitchell on Canada’s first data-driven municipal climate adaptation plan and how he went from debunking climate action to becoming a climate action champion.
Atlantic Canada’s trucking hub is envisioning a carbon-neutral future in which it powers trucks with hydrogen produced by solar panels.
The City of Toronto is targeting net-zero community emissions by 2040—a decade sooner than most major North American cities with climate action plans. “It is a long-term vision,” said Sophie Plottel, who leads the team responsible for the development of Toronto’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, which aims to unite City divisions and the community at […]
On May 2, SSG’s cutting-edge climate planning work was recognized with two awards from the American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division! With the City of Toronto, we won the Environment, Climate, & Energy Award for the TransformTO Net-Zero Strategy, attaining a near-perfect score from the jurors. The strategy sets a target of net-zero community emissions […]
Why going carbon neutral sooner will bring more benefits to Canada’s biggest city.