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Benefits to project cities

The Urban-LEDS project will support model and satellite cities´ implementation process through the following main activities and approaches:

Capacity building

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

Resources and tools

Technical and financial solutions

Global networking

  • Establish South-South-North exchanges among project cities
  • Create the Urban-LEDS global network - www.urban-leds.org
  • Link to the LEDS Global Partnership - ledsgp.org


  • Encourage integration of local action in the new global climate regime
  • Launch the Local Government Climate Roadmap - www.iclei.org/climate-roadmap
  • Ensure appropriate verification processes are established (MRV - Measurable, Reportable, Verifiable)

The main Urban-LEDS project outputs and benefits to project cities are:

  • Stakeholder identification and engagement plan
  • Low Emissions Development benchmarking assessment
  • Greenhouse gas inventory (baseline and monitoring)
  • Business-as-usual emissions projection and future scenarios
  • Identify development needs and opportunities
  • Prioritize development needs and opportunities
  • Study visits and exchanges with selected European cities
  • Solutions for LED identified both at sectorial and cross-sectorial level
  • Assessment of alternative low emission development solutions
  • Workshops and project briefs from experts and service providers
  • Local Urban-LED strategy and Action Plan
  • Identification of financing models and opportunities
  • Meetings with possible funders/investors
  • City profiled in online platform supporting a global network of cities committed to Low Emissions Development
  • Local actions, commitments and inventories reported in the carbonn Cities Climate Registry (cCR)
  • Verification of GHG emissions inventory and reductions resulting from implemented actions
  • Exploration of integration of local action with NAMAs and other national processes