C40 Good Practice Guide: Creditworthiness

March 9, 2016

CCFLA member C40 have published over 100 case studies in a range of Good Practice Guides drawing in the huge experience of cities in the C40 network. One of these guides looks specifically at the issue of city Crediworthiness. The purpose of this guide is to summarise the key elements of creditworthiness good practice for global dissemination, highlighting the success […]

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Closing the gap between finance and urban climate action

March 9, 2016

A report ‘Closing the gap between finance and urban climate action‘ produced by CCFLA members ICLEI and Climate KIC provides a gap analysis of TAP projects applications, and a literature review on public finance for climate actions. The report aims at identifying the main barriers for local and subnational climate action to access public climate investment (primarily […]

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Barriers to Private Sector Investments into Urban Climate Mitigation Projects

February 4, 2016

A white paper ‘Barriers to Private Sector Investments into Urban Climate Mitigation Projects’ produced by CCLFA members CDP and Climate KIC presents new research on improving access to climate finance for cities and offering bankable climate projects to investors. Key findings include: The huge potential that cities have when it comes to market their climate mitigation–projects due […]

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Cities & Regions Launch 5-Year Vision for Climate Action at COP21

December 17, 2015

On the 8th December during COP21 in Paris, the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) focus on Cities and Regions highlighted the unprecedented level of sub-national government climate action and the wide mobilization of all actors who are joining forces to achieve large-scale transformation across wide territories. During the day, cities and regions from five continents representing […]

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The Bangkok-Johannesburg Blueprint

December 9, 2015

In late November 2015 — ahead of the UN Climate Conference convening in Paris on November 30th — the CCFLA organized two events in Johannesburg, South Africa (23/24 November), and Bangkok, Thailand (26/27 November), to create recommendations on how to “Mobilize capital for climate-smart infrastructure”.  The events brought together local government officials, financial institutions, private […]

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The State of City Climate Finance 2015

December 4, 2015

The first annual publication by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance which identifies the gap between the current levels of investment in low-emission, climate resilient urban infrastructure and the volumes required to ensure a the world is on track to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees. The report was launched at Paris City Hall […]

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IDB’s Transport Infrafund

November 30, 2015

The IDB Intrafund is a fast-disbursing fund for preparation of climate resilient and sustainable infrastructure projects. The Inter-American Development Bank is recognizing the lack of funding for project financing and preparation as a major bottleneck for the much-needed scaling up of infrastructure investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In order to help plug this […]

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SuRe – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

November 30, 2015

The ‘SuRe’ Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure was developed by CCFLA member Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) and its stakeholders as a private sustainability standard for the certification of infrastructure projects. Its aim is twofold: firstly, it guides project owners to develop infrastructure projects that perform high in sustainability and resilience aspects – taking into account […]

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Climate Finance for Cities: how can climate funds support urban development?

June 30, 2015

This report ‘Climate finance for cities: how can climate funds best support low-carbon and climate resilient urban development?‘ published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reviews the approaches taken by multilateral climate funds in the period 2010-2014 to support low-emission and climate-resilient development in developing country cities. It identifies US$842 million in approved climate finance […]

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