In the second full year of the program, UrbanShift scaled up its two-pillar approach to advancing integrated urban planning approaches through on-the-ground engagement with cities and capacity-strengthening across the sector, built around
eight essential focus areas that collectively reflect best practices for creating sustainable, equitable and livable cities.
Spanning around 30 events that reached over 2,300 people and the launch of essential resources like the Online City Academy, the Geospatial Indicators Dashboard and the Guide to Public-Private Collaboration in the Global South, 2022-2023 was a momentous year for UrbanShift. This second Annual Report dives into progress made on the ground in the 23 cities wihtin the UrbanShift network and highlights standout moments from UrbanShift's Global Platform activities.
We encourage you to explore highlights from the report here, and to download and read the report in full.
Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion in Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation
This report offers contextual information, tools, and recommendations to help plan, design, and implement NbS for adaptation that advance gender equality and social inclusion while enhancing resilience, biodiversity, and ecosystem integrity.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings in Cities: Interdependencies between Policy and Finance
This report offers findings on the challenges and mechanisms behind the transition towards a net zero carbon buildings sector, helping shed light on concrete pathways cities can implement to decarbonize the sector.
Ministerial meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change at COP28 Summary Report
This report summarizes the Ministerial Meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change held at COP28 on 6 December 2023. This key event was co-hosted by UN-Habitat, the High-Level Climate Champions, and the COP28 Presidency.
Making blended finance work for nature-based solutions
This report explores innovative financial instruments for climate action and nature conservation, with a focus on Green Climate Fund's catalytic approaches and blending mechanisms for maximum impact.