February 9, 2021

LEDS Lab ends cycle in Brazil and Colombia

The results of LEDS Lab were summarized in a Guide to Developing Bankable Climate Action Projects To help improve the installed capacity of city halls in […]
January 26, 2021

Urban LEDS wraps up 2020 with meaningful contributions to local climate action in three virtual international events

Despite the challenges that followed the spread of COVID-19 as a global pandemic, the Urban LEDS II project has made substantial progress and has led crucial […]
January 17, 2021

Rwanda upgrades healthcare centres as part of green economic recovery

The centres in Kigali and Muhanga are partnering with Urban-LEDS II to improve resource-efficient access to water and electricity. These upgrades will respond to the pandemic […]
January 4, 2021

Brazil: Betim and Sorocaba launch Climate Risk Analysis and GHG Emissions Inventory

The Climate Risk Analysis and GHG Emissions are a part of the strategy to support climate action in the cities for the coming years Betim and […]
December 22, 2020

Fortaleza and Recife launch Local Action Plans with ambitious climate goals

The effects of climate change are experienced at the local level in urban areas. Events such as heavy rains that cause floods and landslides or an […]
December 15, 2020

Lao cities verify low emission development strategies for Urban-LEDS II project

ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), in partnership with UN-Habitat, hosted a workshop to validate the low-emission development strategy (LEDS) Action Plans of the cities of […]
December 2, 2020

Testing of National MRV Pilot Project in Balikpapan City’s Manggar Landfill completed

The Urban-LEDS II project supports the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in pilot testing the Landfill Gas (LFG) Recovery Methodology at Manggar Landfill in Balikpapan […]
November 27, 2020

Indonesian Urban LEDS II build stronger GHGi capacity through SIGN SMART and GPC

As a party to the Paris Agreement, the Indonesian Government has to realize its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which begins with a robust understanding of countrywide […]
November 27, 2020

Using GIS to calculate the importance of land use management to achieve Net Zero Targets in Africa’s Cities

Within the Rwandan National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), the long-term vision for economic and social prosperity is expressed clearly as having to be realised […]
November 17, 2020

Urban-LEDS ll cities in Africa show their commitment to climate action in 2020 through virtual engagements

Faced with the logistical constraints which the COVID-19 crisis has brought about in 2020, but acknowledging that the need to build back stronger and more sustainably […]
November 6, 2020

Implementation of building and street lighting energy metering in 7 South African Urban-LEDS cities

7 Urban- LEDS cities in SA demonstrating the value of energy metering in municipal buildings and street light areas for low emissions development Through the work […]
November 3, 2020

Lao Cities conduct workshops on climate risks and vulnerabilities to review their low-emission development strategies

ICLEI SEAS facilitated consultation workshops with the Lao Cities’ technical working groups, core climate teams, and other stakeholders for the development of their LEDS action plans […]
November 2, 2020

New Greening Plan to Revitalize Rajshahi as Climate-Responsive Sustainable City

Rajshahi city in Bangladesh will soon be able to make use of its first-ever Open Green Spaces Plan to guide its efforts on effective management of […]
October 29, 2020

Balikpapan and Bogor identify adaptation co-benefits of Urban-LEDS II project

Through a virtual National Advisory Group (NAG) consultative meeting organized by ICLEI Indonesia, several multidisciplinary experts, representatives of ministries/agencies of Indonesia, and cities part of Urban-LEDS […]
October 6, 2020

Bogor City shares 9 key initiatives on low-carbon and resilience innovations

City Leadership Program (CLP) is a peer-based exchange of best practices of both – innovative international plans and local climate actions. It provides a regional platform […]
October 1, 2020

Development Data Governance Webinar Series: Driving Indonesia’s One Data Policy

Collaboration is at the heart of climate action and sustainable development. In Indonesia, several development policies and programs are not grounded on related data for various […]