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 […]
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 […]
May 22, 2020

Rajshahi and Narayanganj complete assessments of climate risks, vulnerabilities

Continuing their progress on climate resilience planning, the Urban-LEDS II model cities of Rajshahi and Narayanganj in Bangladesh have finished assessing their climate risks and vulnerabilities. […]
May 22, 2020

Thane commences pilot action to strengthen climate resilience

The frequency of high-intensity rainfall in the Urban-LEDS II model city of Thane, located close to the Arabian Sea in India, is increasing. A combination of […]
April 16, 2020

Climate action at community-level: African solutions that really work

Sufficient access to energy and resilient infrastructure are essential to realise the potential of African cities. Three years ago, a series of local-level solutions made five […]
April 15, 2020

Reporting a crucial stepping stone for local climate action planning in Rwanda

New research done in three Rwandan districts drives new insight and vigour for climate change mitigation and adaptation planning. Local officials can use these reports to […]
March 6, 2020

Bogor and Balikpapan plan for climate resilience strategies upon validation of climate risks and vulnerabilities

In partnership with City Governments of Bogor and Balikpapan, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) held a validation workshop on climate risk and […]
March 6, 2020

GHG emissions baselines established in model cities of Narayanganj and Rajshahi with Urban-LEDS II support

The Urban-LEDS II model cities of Narayanganj and Rajshahi have completed the preparation of their city-wide GHG emission inventories, a key step in their climate resilience […]
March 6, 2020

Nagpur, Thane update GHG emission inventories to scale up climate action

The Indian cities of Nagpur and Thane have updated their GHG emission inventories for the year 2017-18 with the support of the Urban-LEDS II project. The […]
February 28, 2020

Indonesia’s National Advisory Group vows to strengthen vertical integration to address the climate crisis

A National Advisory Group has been formed in Indonesia to support the implementation of three projects in the country namely Ambitious City Promises, Urban-LEDS II, and […]
February 26, 2020

Urban-LEDS II conducts GHG emissions inventory and climate risk vulnerability assessment for Lao Cities

Under the Urban-LEDS II Project, ICLEI Lao PDR Project Office supports and guides the review of integrated climate action plans in model cities, Pakse and Kaysone […]
February 24, 2020

Vientiane Capital is Relentless in Pursuit of Sustainability

Vientiane is the capital and largest city of Laos. It is located along the banks of the Mekong River sharing a border with Thailand. With economic […]
February 10, 2020

Balikpapan City awards ICLEI SEAS for its Outstanding Contributions to Sustainable Development

The ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) receives Outstanding Development Figure Award during Balikpapan’s 123rd Anniversary for its unwavering support and proactive role […]
February 4, 2020

Recife and Belo Horizonte advance in the implementation of energy efficiency projects with LEDS Lab initiative

Recife and Belo Horizonte will be the first among the eight Brazilian cities participating in the Urban-LEDS II project to receive technical support from the LEDS […]
January 3, 2020

Urban-LEDS cities explore nature-based solutions at COP 25 in Madrid to foster low-emission development

On 12 December Urban-LEDS II cities teamed up with partner cities from the Connecting Nature and CLEVER City projects in Madrid for a joint working session […]
December 18, 2019

ICLEI SEAS provides aid to cities ravaged by Tropical Storms Podul and Kajiki

Many cities in Laos are struggling to cope with floods after days of heavy rain unleashed by tropical depressions, some Urban-LEDS cities were seriously hit. ICLEI […]