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15.03.2016

Tested and approved the GreenClimateCities methodology gets an update!


The GreenClimateCities (GCC) program is a process methodology building on ICLEI’s 25 years of expertise and experience. Using three phases - Analyze, Act, Accelerate - the GCC approach supports local governments to take local planning and action to the next level! The methodology was applied by the Urban-LEDS cities and partners throughout the project. It is now linked to an MRV process – Measuring, Reporting and Verification.

The GCC methodology supports local communities on the front lines of climate change, in addressing the challenges and opportunities of urban growth, exploring their green economy and green infrastructure, and pursuing a low-emission development trajectory. It offers access to tools, instruments, best practices and process management support (see graph below). This methodology can serve anyone who leads and tackles climate change mitigation in their communities.


Based on the experience and feedback of Urban-LEDS cities implementing the GCC methodology over the last four years, the step-wise guidance has been approved for a more streamlined approach. This has been consolidated in the latest ICLEI publication “From strategy to delivery: Measuring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) of Urban Low Emission Development” - a GreenClimateCities Handbook for Local Governments. It offers step-by-step support for local governments in defining, adopting and embedding a Low Emission Development (LED) pathway - helping to bring together people, policy, finance and technology to shape the transition. Verification criteria and examples from cities help to make this a practical handbook for all local governments! 

Urban-LEDS good practice case: Multi-stakeholder consultation processes in Bogor, Indonesia

Starting with a greenhouse gas inventory guided by the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) and following the GCC methodology, the Model City of Bogor, Indonesia, was able to identify its priority emitting sectors and set a course for low emission sustainable development. Following a unique multi-stakeholder consultation effort, the local government reviewed its existing spatial planning frameworks and successfully embedded its Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) within the City’s 5-year Mid-Term Development Plan. It is blazing the trail for long-term sustainable transportation, green building, waste management and resilience to climate change.