To meet the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, climate action planning needs to deliver new levels of ambition, driving rapid and systemic change on the ground.
This framework supports cities in developing climate action plans that are aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. It outlines the essential components of a climate action plan including governance and coordination, community and private sector involvement, effective communication, evidence-based assessments of challenges and opportunities, and the importance of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The framework highlights essential planning elements that will accelerate transformational action as well as guidance on how to strengthen the plan in current or future iterations. The report was produced by C40 Cities and is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Adaptation Finance Academy for Latin America
At this three-day workshop, city and national officials from Latin America shared their experiences and discussed approaches and mechanisms for financing local climate adaptation.
Clean Energy & Buildings Finance Academy
Hosted in Cape Town, this UrbanShift workshop brought together eight cities to discuss the promotion and financing of small-scale clean energy generation on public and private buildings.
Unlocking investment in nature for a just urban transformation
Organized in parallel to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, this webinar highlighted the findings of UNEP's latest "State of Finance for Nature" report and explored what's needed to accelerate the financing of urban nature.
Cities call for increased investment to halt and reverse nature loss
At the Biodiversity COP in Montreal, mayors from 15 cities called for increased direct funding for urban nature-based solutions and ecosystem restoration projects, backed by UrbanShift, UNEP, GEF, ICLEI, C40, and other partners.