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.

January 3, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities explore nature-based solutions at COP 25 in Madrid to foster low-emission development

On 12 December Urban-LEDS II cities teamed up with partner cities from the Connecting Nature and CLEVER City projects in Madrid for a joint working session […]
December 18, 2019

ICLEI SEAS provides aid to cities ravaged by Tropical Storms Podul and Kajiki

Many cities in Laos are struggling to cope with floods after days of heavy rain unleashed by tropical depressions, some Urban-LEDS cities were seriously hit. ICLEI […]
December 11, 2019

10 Tips for African Cities to help limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The 2018 IPCC Special Report calls for urgent and ambitious action to be taken […]
November 29, 2019

Urban-LEDS II supports Balikpapan City in conducting climate risk and vulnerability assessment

Climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRVA) provide information that is critical in climate action planning. By knowing which resources are most vulnerable better enables the Government […]
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 […]
November 2, 2019

Lao Mayors Convene for a Climate Change and Urban Development Technical Workshop

The first technical training for Lao mayors on climate change and urban development was held in Pakse, Lao PDR. The activity aims to raise awareness on […]