Achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals requires substantial investment in climate finance. The use of innovative financing instruments, especially at the local level, is a key component of climate-related investment.
In response to the urgent needs of sub-national governments and recognizing the constraints they face in accessing finance to implement climate infrastructure projects, ICLEI's Transformative Actions Program (TAP) aims to strengthen local capacity and improve capital flows toward such projects.
This report summarizes recent TAP activities and highlights progress vis-a-vis the goals of the UrbanShift program.
Reflections from International Youth Day
UrbanShift's Youth Day webinar highlighted inspiring youth and city led sustainability initiatives from China, India, Indonesia and Sierra Leone, with speakers reiterating the importance of meaningfully engaging young people in climate action.
CDP-ICLEI Track: Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation Planning in Cities
Data-driven decision-making is key to delivering on climate action policies and plans. Join us to learn more about the CDP-ICLEI Track, a unified climate reporting system.
Engaging youth in climate action: Pragmatically moving forward
Young people must be involved in critical decisions concerning their future and given an active role in addressing the climate emergency. Join UrbanShift for a lively discussion on this topic on International Youth Day.
Buenos Aires Hosts UrbanShift's Second City Academy
The three-day workshop brought together 24 Latin American cities to learn about and exchange ideas on developing vibrant, sustainable neighborhoods and promoting urban biodiversity as strategies to create greener and more resilient cities.