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Recife hosts Brazil National Seminar in Urban-LEDS

On 03 September 2013, under Project Urban-LEDS, ICLEI held in partnership with the city of Recife, through the Secretariat for Environment and Sustainability, the National Seminar: Low Carbon Development and the Sustainable...[more]


Exploring link to China

ICLEI spoke at Shenyang Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission Management Summit[more]


Urban-LEDS project receives Brazilian building smart cities award

Aiming to promote low-emission urban development in emerging economy countries including Brazil, South Africa, India and Indonesia, the Urban-LEDS project received the Prize INOVACIDADE for building smart cities initiatives from...[more]


South African Municipalities receive training in Low Emissions Development

This two day workshop included peer-to-peer exchange with the newly crowned greenest metro in South Africa: Ekurhuleni Municipality.[more]


Launch of Urban LEDS and Earth Hour City Challenge in Indonesia

On July 4, Bogor City hosted the launch event for the Urban-LEDS project and the WWF Earth Hour City Challenge in Indonesia. Representatives from Balikpapan City, Kalimantan, Bogor City and Tangerang Regency, Banten, gathered...[more]


Urban-LEDS project Municipalities build their capacity

ICLEI Africa, through the Urban-LEDS project, recently supported seven municipalities in South Africa to attend a week-long training at the University of Cape Town to build their skills, knowledge and capacity. [more]


Urban-LEDS at the Bonn Climate talks

Updates to climate negotiators on global progress in local climate action included an overview of the Urban-LEDS project during the ICLEI side event, outlining a new trend relevant to local governments. [more]


Eight Brazilian Mayors Commit to Low Emission Urban Development

Mayors signed the Urban-LEDS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), committing to Low Emission Urban Development in the presence of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and several Ministers of State.[more]


Earth Hour City Challenge 2014 launched

As the UNFCCC working group met in Bonn to discuss the new 2015 global climate agreement and strategies to raise the level of ambition, the new round of the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) was launched on 30 April. The 2014 EHCC...[more]


Steve Tshwete Municipality hosts low-carbon training workshop

Steve Tshwete Local Municipality began its low-emission journey with ICLEI Africa on 22 April 2013 by baselining its progress towards reducing emissions, increasing efficiency and responding to climate change.[more]


National-subnational integration in Low Emission Development

Urban-LEDS project cities will take a leading and pioneering role on national-subnational integration in Low Emission Development. Their experiences will be taken as case studies for the identification and dissemination of best...[more]


Exploring integrated Low Emission Development solutions

Challenges, innovation, and solutions – ICLEI and Metropolitan Solutions are partnering on the leading global platform for city and business leaders exploring sustainable urban infrastructure to support integrated low emissions...[more]


Urban-LEDS eight model cities selected

Eight Model Cities have been selected and now commit to the Urban-LEDS low emission development process.[more]


Urban-LEDS public launch in South Africa

South African municipalities commit towards taking action for a sustainable urban energy future[more]


Urban-LEDS featured in UN Doha Climate Conference

The Urban-LEDS project was featured in an official side event at the UN Doha Climate Conference (COP18/CMP8) in December 6th, 2012. In parallel to the Climate Conference, dialogues took place with the Indian and Brazilian...[more]


ICLEI, UN-Habitat and European Commission join forces to promote lower emission city growth

The Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Commission, has been launched – with ICLEI and UN-Habitat as implementing partners. The aim is to explore and promote Low Emission Development in cities of four emerging economies –...[more]

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