Shifting power to local stakeholders to lead in adaptation gives communities on the frontlines of climate change a voice in decisions that directly affect their lives and livelihoods. This could be through increasing financing to the local level, changing the processes and capacities required to access funds by local stakeholders, or shifting internal institutional arrangements to better integrate local priorities. These eight principles, created by the Global Commission on Adaptation, are intended to guide urban decision makers as they move programs, funding, and practices towards adaptation that is increasingly owned by local partners, creating more equitable and effective solutions.
Freetown the TreeTown campaign: Using digital tools to encourage tree cultivation in cities
5 Priorities for Cities After COP26
Clean air, healthy planet
This framework outlines steps for integrating air quality management and climate action planning at the city level. It supports cities to set visions and strategies to simultaneously tackle climate change, air pollution and public health issues.
COP26: Transforming cities through multi-level governance
At UrbanShift's COP26 side event, we highlight examples of multi-level governance and climate action from Brazil, Rwanda and India.