Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges
The Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they will be able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities.
It contains sectoral and cross-sectoral packages of activities, structured along local government responsibilities and spheres of influence, to support cities in the development of low-emission strategies, plans, and projects. The Solutions Gateway contents are based on proven technologies and practices, distilled into Solutions and Solution Packages which are drafted and peer-reviewed by experts of the respective field.
The Solutions Gateway was developed to accelerate:
- Delivery of climate change mitigation results and other sustainable development results on the ground
- Support to knowledge-based public decision-making
- Performance monitoring and verification.
Benefits for cities
- Support for the development of the city´s Low Emission Urban Development Strategy
- Easy access to advanced knowledge on proven technologies and best practices
- Peer-to-peer learning with other cities
- Recognition and world-wide visibility for implemented actions by sharing own case studies
- Means to give visibility and recognition to local experts
- Opportunity to identify and connect with key knowledge transfer network and forum.
The Solutions Gateway is...
- a provider of advanced guidance on Low Emission Development
- Aligned with Local Governments' usual mandates
- Based on proven practices and technologies
- Developed by experts and peer-reviewed
- Sustained by an integrated approach to maximize results, including enabler and multiplier actions
- A source of resources to support implementation, such as inspirational case studies, finance tool, Pool of Experts, etc.
The Solutions Gateway was developed under the Urban-LEDS project, funded by the European Union, and jointly implemented by ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and UN-Habitat. Initially it was only available for the 37 Urban-LEDS project cities (July 2014 - March 2015). Since April 2015 it is now accessible for use by all interested local governments.