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Urban-LEDS

A global project using multilevel action to accelerate low emission development and climate resilience across more than 60 cities worldwide

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Urban-LEDS

Human activities in cities contribute a significant and growing proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions, driving the demand for energy and other services in urban areas with rapid population growth.

UN-Habitat and ICLEI are taking on this challenge by accelerating urban low emission development and climate resilience across more than 60 cities worldwide, using a multilevel governance approach to urban climate action. Through Urban-LEDS, cities develop comprehensive urban Low Emissions Development Strategies and work together to implement their plans and develop pilot projects and finance models for LEDS implementation.

The project recognizes that human activities in cities contribute a significant and growing proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions, driving the demand for energy and other services in urban areas with rapid population growth. Meeting the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement will require a fundamental transformation of how urban infrastructures and services, such as transport, energy, water, waste and urban space, are planned, delivered and maintained. It will also require effective monitoring, reporting and tracking performance.

Project benefits

Through Urban-LEDS, participating cities:

Carry out LEDS benchmarking and assess sectoral and cross-sectoral LEDS solutions.

Develop a local LED strategy and action plan, to include stakeholder mapping and engagement.

Conduct emissions inventory baseline assessments and monitoring.

Engage in study visits and exchanges with select cities.

Participate in workshops with experts and service providers.

Identify financing models and opportunities and meet with potential funders and investors.

Integrate local action with national climate plans and processes.

Contact us

For project information and updates, contact us at urban-leds@iclei.org or visit urbanleds.iclei.org

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