Four climate action trends to watch in 2024

The climate crisis can be daunting, but progress is being made. Here are four positive climate action trends to pay attention to in 2024.

We developed a step-by-step climate action guide with IDB

We worked with the Inter American Development Bank to develop Planning Climate Action in Cities and Region, a guide for local governments in Chile and beyond.

How a task force is helping Oregon build better

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.

How two American cities integrated federal funding into their climate action plans

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.

Webinar: How to Advance Climate Action With Federal Funding

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.

Snapshot: A Year at SSG

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, […]

​Q&A: Whitby Mayor’s On Kickstarting Climate Action

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.

Moncton’s future could include a green hydrogen fuel hub

Atlantic Canada’s trucking hub is envisioning a carbon-neutral future in which it powers trucks with hydrogen produced by solar panels.

Q&A: Toronto’s Net Zero Program Manager on Why Communication is Key

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 […]