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Urban-LEDS project (“Accelerating climate action through the promotion of Urban Low Emission Development Strategies:”)
Human activities in cities, towns and regions contribute a significant and growing proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions. They also drive the demand for energy and other services in urban areas with rapid population growth. UN-Habitat and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are taking on these challenges by accelerating urban low emission development and climate resilience in more than 60 cities worldwide, by exploring a multilevel governance approach to urban climate action.
Through the Urban-LEDS project, local governments develop comprehensive Urban Low Emissions Development Strategies, create integrated climate action plans aligned with the Global Covenant of Mayors framework, and implement policies, programs and projects. Urban-LEDS strengthens cooperation and information sharing across all levels of government, positioning them to jointly plan, advance, track and deliver on global climate and sustainability goals.
Download the Urban-LEDS project brochure here