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URBAN PATHWAYS: Supporting low-emission plans for basic urban services in the context of the New Urban Agenda

As of: September 2020

Objective and activities

The project supports the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the NDCs within the framework of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the SDGs. It also supports national and local governments in developing action plans and concrete measures to promote sustainable and low-emission urban development. The project develops national action plans and local implementation concepts in key emerging economies with high mitigation potential (India, Brazil, Kenya, Vietnam). The action plans summarise the political, technical, socio-economic and financial feasibility, while the local implementation concepts are further developed into bankable projects, with the focus on access to basic urban services. This process will then be replicated at regional level through policy development, implementation support, advice for stakeholders and financing mechanisms.

State of implementation/results

  • Kick-Off Conference in October 2017 in Berlin: 100 participants from 30 countries incl. presentation from the four pilot cities Belo Horizonte, Hanoi, Nairobi und Cochin.
  • Side Event at German Pavilion during COP23 in Bonn.
  • Several Events organised during the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur 02/2018.

Project data

Brazil, India, Kenya, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:

Partner institution(s):
  • City of Belo Horizonte, Corporation of Cochin - India, Energy Regulation Commission Kenya, Ministry of Cities Brazil, Ministry of Environment - Brazil, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India, Ministry of Transport - Viet Nam," Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development"," Nairobi City County (Water, Energy, Forestry, Environment and Natural Resources) - Kenya", National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) ,Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH (Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH) - Germany

BMU grant:
3.499.544,30 €

10/2017  till  10/2021


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