July 10, 2020

Launch of the ‘Enhancing NDCs through urban climate action’ guide and other Urban-LEDS multi-level governance resources

UN-Habitat has released a new guide called “ Enhancing NDC’s through urban climate action”. The guide was developed under the auspices of the Urban-LEDS project and […]
June 10, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities support each other online in developing bankable, transformative projects

On 9 June, Urban-LEDS cities met for an online project nursery workshop to give each other feedback on how to enhance the bankability of their low-emission […]
June 8, 2020

Colombian cities, Tópaga and Envigado, selected as LEDS Lab pilot cities

The LEDS LAB initiative aims to help cities develop financeable projects with a clear climate approach. Topaga and Envigado’s projects both focus on greening public buildings. […]
June 2, 2020

KwaDukuza triumphs as the national WWF One Planet City Challenge winner

KwaDukuza (formerly known as Stanger), a local municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was selected as the winner, beating seven other entries, four of which were major cities. […]
May 26, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities launch online city exchanges to promote access to climate finance

On 9 June 2020, the Urban-LEDS project will organise its first Climate Project Nursery Workshop on Accessing Climate Finance. The interactive workshop will bring Urban-LEDS cities […]
May 22, 2020

Rajshahi and Narayanganj complete assessments of climate risks, vulnerabilities

Continuing their progress on climate resilience planning, the Urban-LEDS II model cities of Rajshahi and Narayanganj in Bangladesh have finished assessing their climate risks and vulnerabilities. […]
May 22, 2020

Thane commences pilot action to strengthen climate resilience

The frequency of high-intensity rainfall in the Urban-LEDS II model city of Thane, located close to the Arabian Sea in India, is increasing. A combination of […]
April 16, 2020

Climate action at community-level: African solutions that really work

Sufficient access to energy and resilient infrastructure are essential to realise the potential of African cities. Three years ago, a series of local-level solutions made five […]
April 15, 2020

Reporting a crucial stepping stone for local climate action planning in Rwanda

New research done in three Rwandan districts drives new insight and vigour for climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. Local officials can use these reports to […]
March 6, 2020

Bogor and Balikpapan plan for climate resilience strategies upon validation of climate risks and vulnerabilities

In partnership with City Governments of Bogor and Balikpapan, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) held a validation workshop on climate risk and […]
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 28, 2020

Indonesia’s National Advisory Group vows to strengthen vertical integration to address the climate crisis

A National Advisory Group has been formed in Indonesia to support the implementation of three projects in the country namely Ambitious City Promises, Urban-LEDS II, and […]
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 14, 2020

Urban-LEDS project participants share their experiences at the 10th World Urban Forum

There was a strong Urban-LEDS delegation at the 10th World Urban Forum from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Participants came to share […]