August 3, 2020

LEDS Lab promotes a series of webinars to improve South American city halls’ installed capacity in developing low carbon bankable projects

In the context of Urban-LEDS II implementation in Brazil, ICLEI South America held a series of webinars on technical and financial viability of low carbon municipal […]
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 […]
July 3, 2020

Cities of Balikpapan and Bogor prioritize emission development strategies in local planning

ICLEI Indonesia supported the conduct of GHG emissions inventory to strengthen the development of low emission urban development strategies of Urban-LEDS II model cities, Balikpapan and […]
June 30, 2020

Lived experience shapes climate research: Using community insight to understand hazards, risks, and disaster implications in Rwanda

Communities can play a big role in identifying local hazards and understanding the implications these hazards have for their cities. The climate risk and vulnerability assessments […]
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 […]
June 8, 2020

Colombian cities, Tópaga and Envigado, selected as LEDS Lab pilot cities

The LEDS LAB initiative aims to help cities develop financeable projects with a clear climate approach. Topaga and Envigado’s projects both focus on greening public buildings. […]
June 2, 2020

KwaDukuza triumphs as the national WWF One Planet City Challenge winner

KwaDukuza (formerly known as Stanger), a local municipality in northern KwaZulu-Natal, was selected as the winner, beating seven other entries, four of which were major cities. […]
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 25, 2020

Bogor City gears up to address water vulnerabilities, mainstreams adaptation strategies into local urban planning

Following the conduct of climate risk and vulnerability assessment, ICLEI Indonesia Office leads a series of focus group discussions with Bogor City to validate the reported […]
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 […]