The UrbanShift Resource Library provides a curated collection of high-quality knowledge products pertaining to key integrated development topics, from strategic planning to circular economy and climate finance. These resources have been produced by our partner organizations.
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.
Freetown Climate Action Strategy
Freetown's first attempt toward delivering on its commitment to the Paris Agreement, this strategy presents innovative, evidence-based solutions to help the city adapt to climate risks while strengthening mitigation efforts.
The Summary for Urban Policymakers of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report
This publication by the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) initiative synthesizes the latest findings from the IPCC Sixth Assessment Reports in partnership with cities and businesses across the globe.
Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
The report provides an overview of the latest evidence on gender equality across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, emphasizing the interlinkages among the goals and the pivotal role women and girls play in leading the way forward.
Better Forests, Better Cities
This report evaluates how forests both inside and outside city boundaries benefit cities and their residents, and what actions cities can take to conserve, restore and sustainably manage those forests.
UrbanShift Annual Report
UrbanShift's inaugural annual report serves as an inspiring portfolio of the program's first year in action as well as a handbook for our strategy to achieve sustainable, low-carbon growth in more than 23 cities across three continents.
Emissions Gap Report 2022
As climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet UNEP's annual Emissions Gap Report finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals.
Advancing Urban Sustainability for a Green Recovery
Drawing from the experiences of cities under the GEF's Sustainable Cities program (including UrbanShift cities), this report looks at key urban sustainability elements and solutions and discusses strategies that advance green recovery.
Banking on a Just and Green Recovery
This report provides nine case studies of cities that are finding innovative ways to finance and implement projects with a focus on inclusion, equity, and a green and just recovery.