Responding to population growth, climate change, limited global resources and the need for sustainable development, the Urban-LEDS project is a flagship international climate change mitigation project funded by the European Union. It supports rapidly growing cities in four emerging economy countries: Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa. Thirty seven (37) cities from five regions are engaging, sharing, and learning.
Exploring how to engage a wide range of key stakeholders, optimize relevant policy, create necessary structures and processes, and set up teams to plan and drive the low emission development strategy and action plan processes – these are but a few of the activities unfolding in a comprehensive process to embed low emission development into all walks of life, into all sectors of the cities. The local governments involved are discovering how to connect green growth to low carbon development.