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 […]
December 12, 2019

Localising the SDGs: The City of uMhlathuze Pilot

On 5 and 6 December 2019, ICLEI Africa facilitated a tailor-made workshop in the City of uMhathuze, Kwazulu-Natal on the localisation and institutionalisation of the Sustainable […]
December 11, 2019

10 Tips for African Cities to help limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius

Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The 2018 IPCC Special Report calls for urgent and ambitious action to be taken […]
November 29, 2019

Urban-LEDS II supports Balikpapan City in conducting climate risk and vulnerability assessment

Climate risk and vulnerability assessments (CRVA) provide information that is critical in climate action planning. By knowing which resources are most vulnerable better enables the Government […]
November 27, 2019

Bogor City supports MoEF’s Regulation on climate risk and vulnerabilities

ICLEI Southeast Asia and the City Government of Bogor are conducting a climate risk and vulnerability assessment (CRVA) to support the development of an integrated climate […]
November 27, 2019

Urban-LEDS cities will come together in Madrid to scale up local implementation of the Paris Agreement at the COP25

On 12 December Urban-LEDS II, together with partnering projects Connecting Nature and CLEVER City projects are coming together in Madrid for a joint working session alongside […]
November 20, 2019

Recife becomes first Brazilian city to declare climate emergency

Recife is the first Brazilian city to adopt a decree declaring a Global Climate Emergency. The declaration was signed by Mayor Geraldo Julio and announced at […]
November 2, 2019

Lao Mayors Convene for a Climate Change and Urban Development Technical Workshop

The first technical training for Lao mayors on climate change and urban development was held in Pakse, Lao PDR. The activity aims to raise awareness on […]
October 30, 2019

Rwanda National Stakeholders Meet for the 3rd National Project Advisory Group (NPAG) Meeting

The 3rd Rwanda Urban-LEDS II project National Advisory Group (NPAG) meeting was held on 10 October 2019 at Hotel des Mille Collines in Kigali. Chaired by […]
October 25, 2019

Bogor advocates for accelerated climate action at Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change

Cities across the globe continue to inspire each other with their local climate and energy action. Bogor, a rapidly growing city in Indonesia, shares its experiences […]
September 13, 2019

Princess Pinkie the puppet instigates local recycling initiative with a national agenda

Teaching six-year-olds to sort bottles and newspapers will reduce waste to landfill and lower emissions until the excitement fades and the bins are full. But, a […]
September 3, 2019

Warsaw’s climate action and urban transformation inspires cities across the globe

In the last 20 years, the city of Warsaw has transformed into a vibrant city looking back not only on a rich cultural history but also […]
August 28, 2019

Bologna promoting culture and citizens’ involvement in sustainable urban development

How can cities involve citizens in urban climate and emission reduction actions to increase their attractiveness and sustainability?
August 20, 2019

Helsinki hosting city representatives from across the globe to foster low-emission development

In June 2019 the city of Helsinki hosted the kick-off of an international study trip of city peers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, […]