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At a glance

The Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission, and implemented by UN-Habitat and ICLEI, has the objective of enhancing the transition to low emission urban development in emerging economy countries by offering selected local governments in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa a comprehensive methodological framework (the GreenClimateCities methodology) to integrate low-carbon strategies into all sectors of urban planning and development.

  • Project´s full-name: Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries
  • Start Date: 1/3/2012
  • Duration: 42 months, extended to 48 months
  • Total Budget: 6,700,000 €
  • Funding mechanism: European Union (EuropeAid/DCI-ENV/2011/269-952)
  • Consortium: UN-Habitat, ICLEI World Secretariat and 5 ICLEI regional offices in Europe, Brazil, Indonesia, India and South Africa
  • Project Coordinator: UN-Habitat/ICLEI World Secretariat

Activities, Approaches and Tools

Capacity Building:

  • Offer tailor-made training to local governments
  • Organise study tours
  • Offer workshops and webinars

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Global Networking:

Advocacy: