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.

March 6, 2020

GHG emissions baselines established in model cities of Narayanganj and Rajshahi with Urban-LEDS II support

The Urban-LEDS II model cities of Narayanganj and Rajshahi have completed the preparation of their city-wide GHG emission inventories, a key step in their climate resilience […]
March 6, 2020

Nagpur, Thane update GHG emission inventories to scale up climate action

The Indian cities of Nagpur and Thane have updated their GHG emission inventories for the year 2017-18 with the support of the Urban-LEDS II project. The […]
February 26, 2020

Urban-LEDS II conducts GHG emissions inventory and climate risk vulnerability assessment for Lao Cities

Under the Urban-LEDS II Project, ICLEI Lao PDR Project Office supports and guides the review of integrated climate action plans in model cities, Pakse and Kaysone […]
February 24, 2020

Vientiane Capital is Relentless in Pursuit of Sustainability

Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos. It is located along the banks of the Mekong River sharing a border with Thailand. With economic […]
February 10, 2020

Balikpapan City awards ICLEI SEAS for its Outstanding Contributions to Sustainable Development

The ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) receives Outstanding Development Figure Award during Balikpapan’s 123rd Anniversary for its unwavering support and proactive role […]
February 4, 2020

Recife and Belo Horizonte advance in the implementation of energy efficiency projects with LEDS Lab initiative

Recife and Belo Horizonte will be the first among the eight Brazilian cities participating in the Urban-LEDS II project to receive technical support from the LEDS […]
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 […]