Climate disasters impact communities locally, straining life-saving services and disproportionately affecting the marginalized. Urgent action at the local level could annually reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1 GtCO2e by 2030. The Global Covenant of Mayors outlines three recommendations for effective multilevel governance: aligning policies, formalizing collaboration between local and national governments, and transforming local financing through diverse coalitions. These steps, when adapted to local contexts, can drive progress towards national climate goals. The Global Stocktake in 2024 offers a chance to reflect and enhance NDCs for 2030, with multilevel climate action filling gaps in collaboration and ambition. Vertical and horizontal collaboration, multilevel capacity-building, unlocking finance, accelerating research and innovation, and engaging civil society are identified enablers for effective climate action across all levels.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation
This report offers contextual information, tools, and recommendations to help plan, design, and implement NbS for adaptation that advance gender equality and social inclusion while enhancing resilience, biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings in Cities: Interdependencies between Policy and Finance
This report offers findings on the challenges and mechanisms behind the transition towards a net zero carbon buildings sector, helping shed light on concrete pathways cities can implement to decarbonize the sector.
Ministerial meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change at COP28 Summary Report
This report summarizes the Ministerial Meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change held at COP28 on 6 December 2023. This key event was co-hosted by UN-Habitat, the High-Level Climate Champions, and the COP28 Presidency.
Making blended finance work for nature-based solutions
This report explores innovative financial instruments for climate action and nature conservation, with a focus on Green Climate Fund's catalytic approaches and blending mechanisms for maximum impact.