Over the past decade, municipalities have emerged as leaders in sustainability and climate protection in the United States. ICLEI-Cities for Sustainability, an international network of local governments, has played an important role in driving this trend.
At Duke on April 24, Rachel Krause of the University of Kansas discusses her research, which focuses on the changes in sustainability efforts across two groups of ICLEI cities. She will examine whether program termination leads to the abandonment of a government function and a meaningful change in implementation, or whether it only poses a symbolic threat to the continuation of that function. The answer, she says, has important implications as cities come under increased political scrutiny for their sustainability efforts.
This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.