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.

July 2, 2019

Fortaleza’s Climate Action Plan as case study of delegation from USA’s Northeastern University (in Portuguese)

With a proposal to dive into and review the Climate Action Plan and make recommendations for update with focus on sustainable energy, a group of 20 […]
July 1, 2019

UrbanLEDS cities foster partnerships and inspire tangible low-emission development practices during European study trip 2019

UrbanLEDS II cities from 18 countries successfully wrapped up what has been an eventful European Study Tour last month. The ambitious 8-day programme with stops in […]
June 30, 2019

Recife takes lead in the ICLEI network in South America (in Portuguese)

The mayor of Recife, Geraldo Júlio, drew international attention to climate issues in Brazil by raising climate commitment in one of Brazil’s largest cities. With its […]
June 24, 2019

Rwandan Cities Localise Planning for a Low Emissions Development Trajectory

Urban-LEDS ll Training and capacity building on community-scale greenhouse gas inventories for officials from the districts of Muhanga and Rubavu, and the City of Kigali As […]
June 10, 2019

Registration opened for ICLEI’s online training on GHG emissions inventory elaboration (in Portuguese)

Registration for participation in the online training on Municipal GHG emissions inventory that will start next Monday July 17 is opened. The three days training is […]