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.On top of these, 16 European cities will act as source cities and support peer to peer exchange and cooperation.

Cities

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.

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

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!

NEWS

March 5, 2019

Synergies between Urban-LEDS II and CoM SSA in a snapshot

The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is funded by the European Union and is the regional Covenant of the Global Covenant of Mayors […]
February 19, 2019

Enhancing the multi-level governance on LEDS in Lao PDR

In preparation for the implementation of the Urban-LEDS II project in Lao PDR, a Vertical Integration study was conducted to map out the institutional and policy […]
January 29, 2019

Knowledge Exchange between Saldanha Bay and Stellenbosch Municipalities:

Off-Grid Solutions for Electrifying Informal Settlements. Saldanha Bay Local Municipality is one of the cities participating in the Urban Low Emissions Development Strategies (Urban-LEDS) project, in […]
December 31, 2018

Photoblog: The 2018 African Green Growth Forum

On 26 November, 2018, political leaders and urban subject experts from around the world convened to discuss pressing challenges and opportunities facing cities across the continent. […]
December 18, 2018

Urgent needs for financial alternatives to accelerate LEDS in South America (in Spanish)

Ante la urgencia por la acción climática, las ciudades necesitan seguir trabajando para desbloquear la aceleración de estrategias de bajo carbono. En América del Sur, Proyecto […]