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.

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 […]
September 14, 2020

Cities of Balikpapan and Bogor review Urban-LEDS Project I

Balikpapan City and Bogor City have initiated the review of the Urban-LEDS I Project, identifying lessons learned for enriched Urban Low Emission Development action plans under […]
September 14, 2020

ICLEI and UN-HABITAT train Lao cities on climate tools and low-emission strategies

ICLEI-SEAS assisted Lao cities in launching the fourth installment of the capacity building training workshop on Greenhouse Gases emission inventory (GHGi) data collection tools and methodologies, […]
September 9, 2020

Youth involved in building the Local Climate Action Plan in Brazil

Young people from Fortaleza and Recife participate in climate discussions about the actions that will be implemented in both cities To ensure that young people have […]
September 7, 2020

Accra’s steps toward clean air: The Essence of the Urban Health and Short-lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Project – Urban-LEDS II synergy highlight

Ghana is setting the pace on the African continent in sustainable development. Its capital city of Accra demonstrates leadership in the region, being among the first […]
September 4, 2020

Urban-LEDS inspired Solution Session “Beyond Climate Emergency: Turning ambition to action” at the Mannheim2020 Conference

On Friday 2 October 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00 Urban-LEDS will be part of a solution session at the 9th edition of ICLEI’s flagship European Conference […]
September 4, 2020

Colombian cities advance in local climate action

A series of webinars was held from June to August 2020 aiming at supporting local actions for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction and adaptation to climate […]