To meet the Paris Agreement’s target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, climate action planning needs to deliver new levels of ambition, driving rapid and systemic change on the ground.
This framework supports cities in developing climate action plans that are aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. It outlines the essential components of a climate action plan including governance and coordination, community and private sector involvement, effective communication, evidence-based assessments of challenges and opportunities, and the importance of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. The framework highlights essential planning elements that will accelerate transformational action as well as guidance on how to strengthen the plan in current or future iterations. The report was produced by C40 Cities and is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
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.
San José Strategic Planning Lab
The first UrbanShift Lab brought together 48 participants representing 23 institutions from the San José Metropolitan Area, Costa Rica, offering a hands-on workshop on urban regeneration.
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.