What we do

Listen: What is V-LED about? The project explained in 3 minutes.


As powerful drivers for climate action throughout the world, cities and sub-national authorities are important actors: they translate national targets into action and have thus far demonstrated encouraging results. However, in spite of national climate and green growth targets being in place, very few countries have to date been able to establish dynamic coordination mechanisms between the national and sub-national levels.

Through this project, adelphi and its partners are supporting the governments of Kenya, South Africa, Vietnam and the Philippines to further tap into this potential by strengthening policy coordination processes and learning networks between local actors.

adelphi is leading this four-year project along with an international consortium of key organisations driving local action on the political agenda: UN Habitat, One World, Sustainable Energy Africa and the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance. The project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) as part of its International Climate Initiative (IKI).