Karishma supports project coordination, climate research and communication at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. She works on integrated climate and energy action, enabling sub-national governments to achieve climate neutrality. She also supports UrbanShift and ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) Program. Karishma is experienced in working on sustainable urban energy transition, spatial planning and youth engagement in climate policy. She has a background in urbanism and architecture with professional experience in the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates.
Mainstreaming climate action into urban development
While many sub-national governments are already undertaking direct or indirect climate actions, data aggregation and reporting remain a major challenge. One key way to facilitate sub-national reporting is to showcase best practices, like the CSCAF.