Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From February 22, 2017 to February 22, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 11.a Strengthen national and regional development planning
  2. 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Project ID: 5551

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Technical team

  • Energy Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Energy efficiency


  • Buildings


  • Human altered areas


  • Urban areas

Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Optimising financing


  • Monitor inventory
  • Enabling
  • Technology innovation


  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Data quality
  • Demonstration sites/Pilot
  • Public campaign
  • Community engagement
  • Innovations in techniques/ approaches
  • Energy finance

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector
  • Women

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 11.a Strengthen national and regional development planning
  • 11.6 Reduce adverse environmental impact of cities

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

About this project


The objective of the project is to promote climate-smart urban development. By a challenge prize approach it seeks to actively engage the civil society, public and business communities to come up with new and innovative ideas on how to contribute to this in practice and to jointly develop, finance and implement these ideas further.


Promote innovation and community engagement for climate smart urban development (CSUD).

USD $2,000,000

Grant amount

USD $10,560,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,000,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection

Project metrics

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