China's first national dialogue convened 36 representatives from the World Bank, China Center for Urban Development, Ministry of Finance, ICLEI East Asia Secretariat, and the cities of Chengdu, Chongqing, and Ningbo. Through this virtual dialogue, participants from the national and local governments discussed the need for Chinese cities to support urban biodiversity and low-carbon urban development, framed by keynote speeches from local subject-matter experts.
By discussing and collaborating around these issues across levels of government, national and local representatives furthered their understanding of the latest developments around implementing measures to support urban biodiversity and low carbon development and what challenges the various agencies are facing—from policy governance to financing—to implementing solutions. This dialogue opened the door for subsequent dialogues and exchanges between the national and local governments, and for increased collaboration around these cross-cutting challenges and goals.
China Climate Finance Academy
This three-day event will convene representatives from across China to collaborate on innovative solutions for funding climate and clean energy projects.
World Bank Approves UrbanShift’s Local Project in China
One of nine GEF-funded country interventions, the UrbanShift China project aims to integrate biodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions and carbon neutrality into the development pathway of three participating cities.
Shenzhen, China: Sponge City
Model: Public-Private Partnerships
Asia Forum 2023
At UrbanShift's first forum, over 250 leaders from cities across India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Jordan and China came together to identify urban challenges, collaborate on solutions, and connect around shared goals.