Cities are responsible for 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, and they also endure the worst effects of the climate crisis. Sustainable urban planning policies can reduce cities’ vulnerability to climate risks for decades to come. This toolkit, aimed at both urban planners and climate adaptation specialists working for cities, provides guidance on integrating climate adaptation into the practice of urban planning. It is designed to help planners build a case for including adaptation measures when developing projects and engaging decision-makers, and supports cities in incorporating nature-based solutions and other mechanisms for reducing climate vulnerabilities to ensure practical, livable and just urban development.
The guide, produced by C40 Cities, includes nine case studies showcasing adaptation measures taken by cities around the world. It is also available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Paris International Forum to End Plastic Pollution in Cities
UrbanShift, global Mayors and city leaders held a series of critical discussions around the need for solutions to minimize the impact of plastic on the planet.
Balikpapan, Indonesia: "My Innovation House"
Model: Enabling Innovation
Protecting People and the Planet: Putting People at the Heart of City Climate Action
This report from ICLEI and CDP shares analysis from the data reported through the 2022 CDP-ICLEI track, and highlights the need for people-centered climate action in cities.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.