South Africa-Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries (URBAN-LEDS)
"Cities emit a large proportion of the world’s greenhouse gases and can take decisive steps to reduce emissions as they expand.
The project, entitled ‘Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries’ (URBAN-LEDS), helps model cities formulate and adopt low carbon strategies and share experiences within their countries and beyond.
It also responds to the European Commission’s priority objective of climate change mitigation.
This global initiative will work primarily in four emerging economy countries: Brazil, South Africa, India and Indonesia. In each of those countries, the project will help model cities to formulate and adopt Urban Low-Emissions Development Strategies, and then share those experiences within their countries and beyond.
At the same time URBAN-LEDS will facilitate a broader interaction between local authorities and global climate actors, to ensure that local governments are appropriately integrated into the global climate mitigation regime. The project will help to ensure that the promotion, recognition, recording, verification and integration of actions taken by cities to reduce emissions are enhanced."