Principles for Locally Led Adaptation Action
These eight principles are designed to enable local stakeholders to strengthen and advance climate adaptation actions.
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.
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.
State of Finance for Nature in Cities 2023
In this publication, UNEP and the Penn Institute for Urban Research outline gaps and opportunities for financing Nature-based Solutions in cities, best practices from around the world, and actions that can be taken to scale up investments in nature.
5 Priorities for Urban Climate Action in 2023 and Beyond
Changing our approach to cities must be at the center of efforts to thwart climate change. As we move further into this decisive decade, here are five critical areas of action for cities.
Plastic Pollution & Cities: Building Momentum Towards a Global Plastics Treaty
At this circular economy-themed webinar, we heard from experts, city representatives and waste pickers about the causes & consequences of plastic pollution in cities, and what cities can do to initiate a just transition to a plastic-free economy.