January 13, 2022

How Rwanda is making its cities resilient and providing its people with secure, healthy futures

Rwanda has ambitious plans for taking climate action and its cities are feeding into these plans with tangible actions that will not only contribute to the […]
December 14, 2021

Outcomes of LED Lab in Brazil: Energy Efficiency and Solar PV projects implemented

In order to form a laboratory for financing climate action projects, LEDS Lab, an initiative part of the Urban-LEDS II ICLEI project, selected two Brazilian cities […]
December 10, 2021

LEDS Lab closes in Colombia with projects installed in Topaga and Envigado

The climate crisis that planet earth is facing today requires concrete, constant and coherent actions. The rapid and accelerated way in which climate change is affecting […]
November 17, 2021

Colombia advances in the integration of climate change into National Urban Policies, with technical assistance from Urban-LEDS and UN-Habitat’s guiding frameworks

Colombia is moving forward in the integration of climate change priorities into their new National Urban Policy, with a special focus on enhancing multi-level governance structures […]
November 12, 2021

Bogor City uses domestic waste to generate clean energy for cooking

Through the Urban-LEDS II Project in collaboration with the ICLEI Indonesia Office, the City Government of Bogor continues to support Indonesia in the country’s drive to […]
November 4, 2021

Lao cities formally adopt climate action plans during Urban LEDS II closing workshop

The ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), in partnership with UN-Habitat, organized a two-day Final Project Workshop last 26-27 October 2021 […]
November 2, 2021

Urban-LEDS II officially ends in Indonesia

After 4.5-years, Urban-LEDS II project (Urban Low Emission Development Strategies II) in Indonesia ended on 28 October 2021. The Final Closing Workshop was organized by the […]
October 29, 2021

Lao Cities pursue Low-Carbon Development with Solar Power and Energy Efficiency Projects

As part of the Urban LEDS II project, the ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) formally handed over solar powered and […]
October 29, 2021

Balikpapan City Accelerates Low Emission Development through a Pilot Project on Methane Gas Capture

The Urban-LEDS II Indonesia model city of Balikpapan steps up its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by completing a small-scale pilot project that utilizes landfill-emitted […]
October 5, 2021

Indonesian Urban-LEDS II Project Cities complete 3-day urban planning capacity building workshop

The ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Indonesia Office, in collaboration with professional urban planners from the Indonesian Association of Planners (IAP Indonesia), successfully organized 3-day […]
September 7, 2021

Urban-LEDS International Networking Seminar 2021: Reflecting progress and the importance of peer exchange among project stakeholders

Peer-to-peer exchange is integral to the acceleration of local climate action as through the ensuing learning and reflection, local governments – as key stakeholders – exchange […]
July 5, 2021

Small cities and towns struggle to finance climate action, but better data can help

In South Africa, smaller municipalities are finding ways to fill the climate data gap prevalent across Africa and it is taking them a crucial step closer […]
June 14, 2021

Thane and Nagpur advance on climate resilience planning with completion of climate risk and vulnerability assessments

The Indian cities of Thane and Nagpur have completed their Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessments (CRVA), with the support of the Urban-LEDS II project. The CRVAs […]
June 14, 2021

Nagpur advocates for actions to conserve and enhance biodiversity

The Urban-LEDS II project is supporting the Indian city of Nagpur in developing a Local Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (LBSAP) that will provide strategic guidance […]
April 15, 2021

SEA cities learn the importance and benefits of climate data reporting

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat and CDP, jointly organized a webinar entitled “Climate Data in Cities: How and Why to Report?” on […]
April 15, 2021

Narayanganj city furthers its ‘low emission urban development’ through innovative pilot projects

Narayanganj city is committed to improving its air quality and contributing to the Bangladesh government’s goals on increasing use of renewable energy sources. Taking concrete steps […]