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The Urban‐LEDS (low emission development strategies) 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 emerging economy countries. It supports selected local governments in Brazil, India, Indonesia and South Africa with a comprehensive methodological framework, known as the GreenClimateCities methodology, to integrate low‐carbon strategies into all sectors of urban planning and development within their municipalities. The project was launched in South Africa in February 2013 and the seven participating cities have been working with the Urban‐LEDS team to compile baseline reports, participate in training workshops, develop strategies and implement projects. The first phase of the project will come to an end in June 2015, although a second phase is currently being motivated based on the success of phase one.


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