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 25, 2021

Rajshahi & Narayanganj lead the way for ‘Climate Resilient’ urban development in Bangladesh through Climate Action Plans and demonstrative actions

In line with national priorities, the cities of Rajshahi and Narayanganj, have made significant strides towards advancing low emission and climate resilient development to bring down […]
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 puts up community-scale waste management pilot project using hydro-pyrolysis technology

The Urban-LEDS II Project supported  Bogor City in managing municipal solid waste at the community level through hydro-pyrolysis technology. This technology aims to reduce greenhouse gases—particularly methane gas—generated by the waste sector, […]
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 3, 2021

Thane and Nagpur reflect on their new Climate Action Plans and Urban-LEDS II project achievements

The cities of Thane and Nagpur have been able to accelerate their efforts to mainstream and implement climate action with the support of the Urban-LEDS II project. Both […]
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 15, 2021

Thane’s Pilot Projects Enhance the City’s Climate Resilience

Thane city has completed the implementation and integration of an early warning system called the Thane Urban Flood Alert Network (TUFAN), to help better address the incidence of […]
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 […]