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.On top of these, 16 European cities will act as source cities and support peer to peer exchange and cooperation.
Urban-LEDS implementing partners, ICLEI and UN-Habitat, engage with the local governments, which in turn engage with a wide range of local stakeholders in the urban low-emission development process. This is the level where strategies, plans and actions can effectively be defined and implemented. The project supports over 60 cities across 8 countries.
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