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.
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.