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 2, 2020

New Greening Plan to Revitalize Rajshahi as Climate-Responsive Sustainable City

Rajshahi city in Bangladesh will soon be able to make use of its first-ever Open Green Spaces Plan to guide its efforts on effective management of […]
October 30, 2020

Climate Finance Highlights: Opportunities for local climate action

Climate finance has and is increasingly becoming a priority agenda point for many subnational and national governments as well as all important stakeholders. Despite COVID-19 challenges, […]
October 30, 2020

“Think big, start small, ramp up!” – Urban-LEDS cities call for climate action in Mannheim2020

On 2 Oct 2020 Urban-LEDS and ICLEI Europe brought together representatives from regional and local authorities at the Mannheim2020 conference to debate the meaning of highly […]
October 22, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities to test their pitch for Climate Financing at Daring Cities 2020 Conference

The Test your pitch session, to be held on 27 October, 8.30 – 10.30 AM CET provides a great opportunity to learn about tips and tricks of […]
October 9, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities to promote pathways for fair and sustainable energy for all at Daring Cities 2020 Conference

Urban-LEDS cities will team up with partners from the Urban Pathways project led by UN-HABITAT for a joint session on promoting fair and sustainable energy at […]
October 6, 2020

Bogor City shares 9 key initiatives on low-carbon and resilience innovations

City Leadership Program (CLP) is a peer-based exchange of best practices of both – innovative international plans and local climate actions. It provides a regional platform […]
October 1, 2020

Development Data Governance Webinar Series: Driving Indonesia’s One Data Policy

Collaboration is at the heart of climate action and sustainable development. In Indonesia, several development policies and programs are not grounded on related data for various […]
September 15, 2020

Third Multilevel Dialogue on the climate agenda brings together national and local governments, and civil organizations

Recommendations for an integrated Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System with national and local governments In August, ICLEI South America and the government of the State […]