About

The Urban-LEDS II project addresses integrated low emission and resilient development in more than 60 cities in 8 countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa (from Phase I) and countries added in Phase II: Bangladesh, Colombia, Lao PDR and Rwanda. In addition to these countries, 16 European cities will act as source cities and support peer-to-peer exchange and cooperation.

Cities

ICLEI and UN-Habitat work directly with cities to accelerate the low-emission development process. Peer-to-peer exchanges allow cities to learn from each other’s challenges and successes. In parallel, vertical integration of climate efforts among different levels of government provide sustainable benefits at the local and national level with impacts seen globally.

City support

Selected cities receive tailor-made guidance and capacity building to consolidate or develop comprehensive Urban LEDS and integrated climate action plans using ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) methodology. City climate strategies are integrated into existing development plans and processes, while new policies/laws necessary for the implementation of these strategies are identified.

An Urban Low Emissions Development Strategy (Urban LEDS) defines a pathway to transition a city to a low emission, resilient, green, and inclusive urban economy, through its integration into existing city development plans and processes. Although the name of the strategy may be different city to city, the intent of the development remains the same.

PROJECT GOALS

These are the project objectives of Urban-LEDS phase II. Please refer to Achievements of phase I to see what happened between 2012 and 2015.

November 27, 2019

Bogor City supports MoEF’s Regulation on climate risk and vulnerabilities

ICLEI Southeast Asia and the City Government of Bogor are conducting a climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) to support the development of an integrated climate […]
November 27, 2019

Urban-LEDS cities will come together in Madrid to scale up local implementation of the Paris Agreement at the COP25

On 12 December Urban-LEDS II, together with partnering projects Connecting Nature and CLEVER City projects are coming together in Madrid for a joint working session alongside […]
November 20, 2019

Recife becomes first Brazilian city to declare climate emergency

Recife is the first Brazilian city to adopt a decree declaring a Global Climate Emergency. The declaration was signed by Mayor Geraldo Julio and announced at […]
September 13, 2019

Princess Pinkie the puppet instigates local recycling initiative with a national agenda

Teaching six-year-olds to sort bottles and newspapers will reduce waste to landfill and lower emissions until the excitement fades and the bins are full. But, a […]
July 19, 2019

Urban-LEDS II Capacity Building training Workshop on Climate Change for Laos Cities

The first in a series of capacity building training on climate change and low emission development was completed in Pakse, Lao PDR. The activity aims to […]
July 2, 2019

Fortaleza’s Climate Action Plan as case study of delegation from USA’s Northeastern University (in Portuguese)

With a proposal to dive into and review the Climate Action Plan and make recommendations for update with focus on sustainable energy, a group of 20 […]
July 1, 2019

Urban-LEDS cities foster partnerships and inspire tangible climate action in European study tour 2019

Peer learning is a core component in the Urban-LEDS II project. 28 representatives from 24 Urban-LEDS II cities from 16 countries enjoyed an intense European Study […]