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.

February 9, 2021

LEDS Lab ends cycle in Brazil and Colombia

The results of LEDS Lab were summarized in a Guide to Developing Bankable Climate Action Projects To help improve the installed capacity of city halls in […]
January 26, 2021

Urban LEDS wraps up 2020 with meaningful contributions to local climate action in three virtual international events

Despite the challenges that followed the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the Urban LEDS II project has made substantial progress and has led crucial […]
January 17, 2021

Rwanda upgrades healthcare centres as part of green economic recovery

The centres in Kigali and Muhanga are partnering with Urban-LEDS II to improve resource-efficient access to water and electricity. These upgrades will respond to the pandemic […]
January 4, 2021

Brazil: Betim and Sorocaba launch Climate Risk Analysis and GHG Emissions Inventory

The Climate Risk Analysis and GHG Emissions are a part of the strategy to support climate action in the cities for the coming years Betim and […]
December 22, 2020

Fortaleza and Recife launch Local Action Plans with ambitious climate goals

The effects of climate change are experienced at the local level in urban areas. Events such as heavy rains that cause floods and landslides or an […]
December 15, 2020

Lao cities verify low emission development strategies for Urban-LEDS II project

ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), in partnership with UN-Habitat, hosted a workshop to validate the low-emission development strategy (LEDS) Action Plans of the cities of […]
December 2, 2020

Testing of National MRV Pilot Project in Balikpapan City’s Manggar Landfill completed

The Urban-LEDS II project supports the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in pilot testing the Landfill Gas (LFG) Recovery Methodology at Manggar Landfill in Balikpapan […]
November 27, 2020

Indonesian Urban LEDS II build stronger GHGi capacity through SIGN SMART and GPC

As a party to the Paris Agreement, the Indonesian Government has to realize its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which begins with a robust understanding of countrywide […]