UrbanShift’s advocacy effort aims to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities on the path to sustainable cities through international platforms like Climate Week NYC, the UN Climate Change Conference and the World Urban Forum. In collaboration with the PEG, the program prioritizes the urban sustainability agenda at these platforms and provides a space for city and national stakeholders to share their experiences with a global audience. Through the advocacy effort, UrbanShift contributes to key regional and global processes, such as the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). It also works to highlight the importance of the program’s core themes, including multi-level governance, local climate action and nature-based solutions.
Explore UrbanShift's Advocacy and Engagement Efforts
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.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.
UrbanShift at Biodiversity COP15
The Biodiversity COP15 saw the adoption of the post-2020 framework, which provides a roadmap for biodiversity conservation, protection, restoration & management for the next decade. Read about UrbanShift's participation at the conference.
Cities Summit of the Americas: Building Resilience with Nature in Cities
During this session at the Cities Summit of the Americas in Denver, leaders and experts shared perspectives on successful nature-based solutions in Latin American cities, as well as strategies to increase financing for resilience efforts.