Addressing Finance and Capacity Barriers
Nature-Based Solutions' Implementation at City Level
This paper advocates for cities to adopt nature-based solutions through evidence-based arguments and case studies of cities across the globe.
Nature-based solutions (NBS) are intended to support the achievement of a city’s development goals, safeguard human well-being in ways that reflect cultural and societal values, and enhance the resilience of ecosystems, their capacity for renewal, and the provision of vital natural services. This resource explores evidence-based approaches to finance and implement nature-based solutions using case studies from various cities around the world. The report was produced by Urban20.
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.
Buenos Aires Hosts UrbanShift's Second City Academy
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.
UrbanShift Annual Report
UrbanShift's inaugural annual report serves as an inspiring portfolio of the program's first year in action as well as a handbook for our strategy to achieve sustainable, low-carbon growth in more than 23 cities across three continents.
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.