Our Programs and Projects
ICLEI supports cities and local governments in working towards sustainability, whether they are pursuing the ambitious goal of becoming an eco-/green city or focusing on specific goals.

 

Urban LEDS

Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy Countries

Urban LEDS (Low Emission Development Strategies) aims to enhance the transition to low-emissions urban development in four emerging economy countries: Brazil, Indonesia, India, and South Africa. ICLEI SEAS helps implement Urban LEDS in two Indonesian ‘model’ cities, Bogor and Balikpapan, and their respective ‘satellite’ cities. Learn more

Duration:
March 2012 - August 2015

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EHCC

World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour City Challenge

EHCC is an annual collaborative program of ICLEI and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which aims to measure cities’ action in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Through the Indonesia Project Office, ICLEI SEAS is assisting six Indonesian cities in reporting their climate actions via the carbonn Climate Registry (cCR). Learn more

Duration:
2013 - present

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Local Renewables

Local Renewables: South-South cooperation between cities in India, Indonesia, and South Africa

The project sought to develop local renewable initiatives in target cities, one of which was Yogyakarta, Indonesia. ICLEI SEAS assisted the city integrate increased energy efficiency and renewable energy generation into its systems and activities. The project utilized HEAT+, ICLEI’s tool for calculating carbon emission inventories. Learn more

Duration:
2011 - 2013

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Yogyakarta GHG Emission Inventory

Test-driving tools for measuring and monitoring GHG emissions

The City of Yogyakarta, Indonesia was selected to pilot HEAT+, a tool developed by ICLEI for measuring GHG emissions at a local government level, in Southeast Asia. The project aimed to encourage other cities in the region to adopt HEAT+ and develop GHG mitigation plans. Learn more

Duration:
2011 - 2012

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100 Resilient Cities

Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century. Under the project, the ICLEI Indonesia Project Office assists the city of Semarang develop and strengthen its City Resilience Strategy. Learn more

Duration:
November 2014 - present

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ACCCRN

Regional Program Partner of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)

ACCCRN’s immediate goal is to demonstrate a diverse range of effective approaches, processes, and practices for assessing and addressing urban climate vulnerabilities. Using the ICLEI-ACCCRN process, a methodology for building local climate resilience, ICLEI SEAS is assisting 15 Philippine and four Indonesian local governments develop their local climate change resilience strategies. Learn more

Duration:
2012 - present

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APAN

Sub-regional node for the Asia-Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN)

APAN’s objective is to build climate-resilient and sustainable human systems, ecosystems, and economies through knowledge and technologies supporting adaptation. As APAN’s subregional node, ICLEI SEAS is responsible for conducting learning events in the region and producing knowledge products such as policy briefs and synthesis reports. Learn more

Duration:
2012 - present

Core partners:

Institute of Global Environmental Strategies
(IGES)
Regional Resource Centre for Asia and
the Pacific (RRC.AP)
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
UN Environment Programme Regional
Office for Asia Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)

 

Kito-Health

A Mobile Health Center for Emergencies

Kito Onlus, a non-profit organization based in Padua, Italy, promotes education and first aid through a mobile and ecologically-sustainable prefab unit useful in disaster-prone areas. Through ICLEI SEAS, Kito Onlus has donated the first Kito-Health unit to the City of San Fernando (La Union), Philippines. Learn more

Duration:
July 2013 - present

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Community Actions and City-to-city Cooperation

The project seeks to establish city-to-city cooperation between Japan and the Philippines, focusing on the youth and women sectors as instigators of climate change action at the community and household level. Residents of Tubigon, Philippines benefited from trainings conducted with the participation of two Japanese and two Philippine cities, which shared their experience in climate change actions and disaster management.

Duration:
April 2013 - March 2015

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CDKN Subnational Learning Programme

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development (CCD). The project aims to capture and disseminate key lessons from CDKN and its partners’ experience on subnational and urban CCD, as well as the associated drivers and barriers. Learn more

Duration:
April 2013 - March 2015

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AsianCitiesAdapt

Impacts of Climate Change in Target Cities in India and the Philippines and Local Adaptation Strategies

The AsianCitiesAdapt (ACA) Project covered four cities in the northern Philippines: Tuguegarao, Baguio, Dagupan, and San Fernando (La Union). The project sought to increase the awareness, knowledge, and capacity of target cities by localizing climate change impacts, and, thereafter, develop future scenarios and decision-making aids. Learn more

Duration:
February 2010 - August 2013

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Urban Nexus

Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus

The project supports selected cities in six Asian countries with a view to ‘nexus-compliant’ integrated resource management, i.e. fully utilizing the interaction and synergies among the three nexus sectors (water, energy and food security). As implementing partner, ICLEI SEAS helps build institutional and personnel capacities towards this goal in project cities in the Philippines and Indonesia. Learn more

Duration:
December 2013 - October 2015

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ICMA YSEALI Professional Fellows Program

The International City/County Management Association (ICMA), with funding from the U.S. Department of State, is offering a Professional Fellows Program for participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The program focuses particularly on environmental sustainability challenges in their communities, specifically on climate change, sustainable energy and environmental justice. Learn more

Duration:
November 2014 - April 2016

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DReAMS

Realising DReAMS (Development of Resources and Access to Municipal Services) for South and Southeast Asian Local Authorities

The project supported local governments in achieving sustainability in their urban services and governance. Under ICLEI SEAS's guidance, five municipalities in the Province of Bohol, Philippines learned to apply ecoBudget in managing their environment and natural resources, and use the Poverty Database Monitoring System. Learn more

Duration:
January 2010 - October 2013

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ecoBUDGET Asia

Implementing ecoBUDGET in Asian Local Governments

ecoBUDGET is an environmental management system developed by ICLEI especially for local governments. Under the project, European cities shared their experiences with ecoBUDGET with Asian partners, which included the Municipality of Tubigon and the Province of Bohol, Philippines. Learn more

Duration:
January 2010 - October 2013

Lead Implementor:

City of Bologna, Italy

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ACCESSanitation

Accelerating City to City Exchange for Sustainable Sanitation

The project sought to improve the sanitation situation in ten selected cities in India and the Philippines by developing local capacity to plan, design, and implement sustainable sanitation systems. ACCESSanitation likewise facilitated the South-South transfer of good practices between cities in the Asian target regions and Africa. Learn more

Duration:
December 2009 - May 2013

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SWIM

Sustainable Water Integrated Management and Governance

Under the project, ICLEI SEAS assisted the City Government of Baguio, Philippines institute an integrated local water governance mechanism. Local water dialogues involving some 400 stakeholders produced a SWIM Localization Framework which Baguio formally adopted. Learn more

Duration:
September 2004 - August 2005

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Local Actions for Biodiversity

Preparatory Research for Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB) – Asia Initiatives

Part of a global biodiversity program run by ICLEI, the project explored urban biodiversity in five cities in the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. Among the major outcomes of the project were case studies on biodiversity in each city, a compilation of local government actions, a pilot training course and manual, and a biodiversity summit.

Duration:
July 2009 - February 2012

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