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 […]
October 30, 2020

Climate Finance Highlights: Opportunities for local climate action

Climate finance has and is increasingly becoming a priority agenda point for many subnational and national governments as well as all important stakeholders. Despite COVID-19 challenges, […]
October 30, 2020

“Think big, start small, ramp up!” – Urban-LEDS cities call for climate action in Mannheim2020

On 2 Oct 2020 Urban-LEDS and ICLEI Europe brought together representatives from regional and local authorities at the Mannheim2020 conference to debate the meaning of highly […]
October 22, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities to test their pitch for Climate Financing at Daring Cities 2020 Conference

The Test your pitch session, to be held on 27 October, 8.30 – 10.30 AM CET provides a great opportunity to learn about tips and tricks of […]
October 9, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities to promote pathways for fair and sustainable energy for all at Daring Cities 2020 Conference

Urban-LEDS cities will team up with partners from the Urban Pathways project led by UN-HABITAT for a joint session on promoting fair and sustainable energy at […]
September 7, 2020

Accra’s steps toward clean air: The Essence of the Urban Health and Short-lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Project – Urban-LEDS II synergy highlight

Ghana is setting the pace on the African continent in sustainable development. Its capital city of Accra demonstrates leadership in the region, being among the first […]
July 10, 2020

Launch of the ‘Enhancing NDCs through urban climate action’ guide: Four new country multi-level governance factsheets also released

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 1, 2019

Urban-LEDS cities foster partnerships and inspire tangible climate action in European study tour 2019

Peer learning is a core component in the Urban-LEDS II project. 28 representatives from 24 Urban-LEDS II cities from 16 countries enjoyed an intense European Study […]
March 20, 2018

Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues to strengthen national plans

In the critical year for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement, local and other subnational leaders are inviting national governments to […]
December 20, 2017

COP 23 outcomes and top five takeaways

ICLEI in its capacity as the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) constituency has led the successful adoption of the Bonn-Fiji Commitment of Local and Regional […]
November 16, 2017

ICLEI and the NDC Partnership bring forward multilevel climate action

With the Paris Agreement, national governments pledged to implement large-scale greenhouse gas emissions reductions within the next decade. Each country has submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) […]
November 15, 2017

Mayor of Bonn delivers Bonn-Fiji Commitment to the UN Secretary General

After five days of activities touching on issues ranging from human settlements to transport to energy, the Global Climate Action (GCA) program at COP23, the 23rd […]
November 13, 2017

Forging ahead towards an inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable future

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action High-Level Segment on Climate and Sustainable Development Goal 11: The day was filled with climate leaders looking to make […]