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

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 […]
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 12, 2021

Validating the Low Emission Development Strategies for the Lao Cities

ICLEI Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS), with the support of the European Commission and UN-Habitat, hosted the third consultation workshop on the review of the low-emission […]
April 6, 2021

Rajshahi advances its Urban Greening actions and completes plantation for a pilot project on biodiversity

The city of Rajshahi is forging ahead with its efforts on urban greening and biodiversity improvement. Through the support of the Urban-LEDS II project, this city […]
April 5, 2021

Peer-to-peer learning among Urban-LEDS cities continues

A summary of two webinars on peer-to-peer exchange on building local climate action funds and driving the local energy transition. Moving climate action forward during the […]
April 1, 2021

Thane steps forward with deployment of its pilot early warning system to become more climate-proof

Officials of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) reviewed the implementation of Urban-LEDS II project activities in a meeting held on March 19, 2021. Discussions focused primarily on […]
February 16, 2021

It’s time for Indonesia to Redefine How Geospatial Data is Governed

Reinforcing the call for urban development data governance, ICLEI Indonesia, Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), Association of Urban and Regional Planners (IAP), and Lokahita work closely in […]
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 […]
February 4, 2021

Identifying Challenges and Opportunities in Urban Development Data Governance

In support of the implementation of Indonesia’s One Data Policy, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability Indonesia, Geospatial Information Agency (BIG), Lokahita, and Association of Urban […]
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 19, 2021

Climate Action Plans in Balikpapan and Bogor pushes for Low Emission Development and Climate Resilience

Through a virtual seminar hosted by ICLEI Indonesia Office, Urban-LEDS II model cities, Balikpapan and Bogor, pitched the final draft of their Climate Action Plans (CAP) […]
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 […]