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Urban-LEDS: An Urban Low Emissions Development Strategy (Urban-LEDS), or Low Emissions Urban Development Strategy, defines a pathway to transition a city to a low emission, green and inclusive urban economy, through its integration into city development plans and processes.

The Urban-LEDS project: 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 four emerging economy countries. Find out more about the project or read the the Urban-LEDS Final Report.



The Urban-LEDS project in numbers

Urban-LEDS project countries and cities:

The Urban-LEDS project is being implemented in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

In addition, a number of European cities will also be involved in the project in order to enable North-South cooperation.

Model Cities

South Africa

  • Steve Tshwete Municipality
    (0.23 milion)
  • KwaDukuza Municipality
    (0.23 milion)

Brazil

  • Recife
    (1.5 milion)
  • Fortaleza
    (2.4 milion)

 

India

  • Thane
    (1.9 milion)
  • Rajkot
    (1.3 milion)

 

Indonesia

  • Bogor
    (1 milion)
  • Balikpapan
    (0.62 milion)

Satellite Cities

South Africa

  • Saldanha Bay Municipality
    (0.08 milion)
  • Mogale City Local Municipality
    (0.4 milion)
  • uMhlathuze Local Municipality
    (0.4 milion)
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
    (1.2 milion)
  • Sol Plaatje Municipality
    (0.4 milion)

Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro
    (6 milion)
  • Porto Alegre
    (1.4 milion)
  • Betim
    (0.4 milion)
  • Sorocaba
    (0.6 milion)
  • Curitiba
    (1.7 milion)
  • Belo Horizonte
    (2.4 milion)

India

  • Gwalior
    (1 milion)
  • Shimla
    (0.2 milion)
  • Nagpur
    (2.4 milion)
  • Coimbatore
    (2.1 milion)
  • Pimpri-Chinchwad
    (1.7 milion)
  • Panaji
    (0.07 milion)

Indonesia

  • Kabupaten Bogor
    (4.7 milion)
  • Tangerang Selatan
    (1.3 milion)
  • Tarakan
    (0.16 milion)
  • Bontang
    (0.18 million)

European Cities

  • Almada, Portugal 
    (0,17 million)
  • Bologna, Italy
    (0,38 million)
  • Copenhagen, Denmark 
    (0,56 million)
  • Gaziantep, Turkey 
    (1,4 million)
  • Hannover, Germany 
    (0,52 million)
  • Helsinki, Finland
    (0,604 million)
  • Zagreb, Croatia
    (0,79 million)
  • Warsaw, Poland 
    (1,7 million)