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As of: January 2018

URBAN PATHWAYS: Supporting Low Carbon Plans for Urban Basic Services in the context of the New Urban Agenda

Objective and activities

The URBAN PATHWAYS project will help delivering on the Paris Agreement and the NDCs in the context of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It will establish a facility to support national and local governments to develop action plans and concrete implementation measures to boost low-carbon urban development. The project will develop national action plan and local implementation concepts in key emerging economies with a high mitigation potential (India, Brazil, Kenya, Viet Nam). The plans will include an assessment of the political, technological, socio-economic and financial viability. The local implementation concepts will be developed into bankable projects, focusing on the access to urban basic services to create a direct link between climate change mitigation and sustainable development goals. This process will then be replicated regionally with policy development and implementation support and advice on stakeholder engagement 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

Project data

Brazil, India, Kenya, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:

Partner institution(s):
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) ,Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy GmbH (Wuppertal Institut für Klima, Umwelt, Energie GmbH) - Germany

BMUB grant:
€ 3,499,544.30

10/2017 till 10/2021


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