Cities can help nations achieve their Paris Agreement commitment by supporting actions to increase the supply of renewable energy, improve building energy efficiency, expand access to affordable, low-carbon transport, and change consumption patterns. This report examines seven cities with climate action plans that will enable the city to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and become more resilient to climate change hazards. The case studies shed light on planning processes and strategies to deliver ambitious climate action plans. This report was produced by C40 Cities.
URBANSHIFT HOSTS FIRST CITY ACADEMY IN KIGALI, RWANDA
The three-day workshop brought together participants from 20 African cities to learn about and exchange ideas on climate action planning and nature-based solutions as tools to create greener, more resilient cities.
Rwanda unveils $175 million urban development initiative
The Rwanda Urban Development Project II is one of nine UrbanShift local interventions, and focuses on climate resilient infrastructure, service delivery and ecosystem rehabilitation in Kigali and additional cities.
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.
What would cities look like if they were designed by women?
This UrbanShift webinar brought together a group of inspirational women to discuss how gender-inclusive urban planning and design can reshape gender roles and create safer, happier and more equitable cities for all.