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.
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.
Financing Sustainable Mobility as a Road to Urban Integration
Launched in 2017, Circuito Sur is a sustainable mobility project in Mérida, Mexico that aims to connect the city's underserved southern areas with the center, representing the first step toward a model of urban regeneration, inclusion and resilience.
URBANSHIFT CITIES CONNECT IN MALMÖ
Cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America exchanged knowledge about integrated sustainable urban development at UrbanShift's first global in-person advocacy event and learned first hand from the experiences of host city Malmö, Sweden.
ICLEI World Congress: Strategies for resilient and healthy communities
At the ICLEI World Congress in Malmö, Sweden, UrbanShift cities from Asia, Africa and Latin America met to share knowledge on best practices in local sustainable development and learnt firsthand from Malmö’s sustainability initiatives.