Karishma is an urbanist experienced in working on sustainable urban energy transition, spatial planning and youth engagement in climate policy. Her work at ICLEI is focused on integrated climate action and sustainable energy projects in the urban context, including UrbanShift.
She has academic experience in India, the Netherlands and the US and professional work experience in the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates and Germany.
GEF-funded "Green and Carbon-Neutral Cities" Project Launches in China
UrbanShift's project in China aims to support participating cities in achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by implementing nature-based solutions and urban biodiversity strategies and mainstreaming integrated planning at the city level.
Reflections from International Youth Day
UrbanShift's Youth Day webinar highlighted inspiring youth and city led sustainability initiatives from China, India, Indonesia and Sierra Leone, with speakers reiterating the importance of meaningfully engaging young people in climate action.
URBANSHIFT CITIES CONNECT IN MALMÖ
Cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America exchanged knowledge about integrated sustainable urban development at UrbanShift's first global in-person advocacy event and learned first hand from the experiences of host city Malmö, Sweden.
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.