Project Preparation has been defined, in 2015, by CCFLA, as one of its top five priorities to localize climate finance, and, consequently, as the thematic focus of the 2017-2018 CCFLA workplan. At the occasion of COP 23 the CCFLA is organizing the first ever urban and subnational Project Preparation Practitioners’ Forum and networking event” aiming at building¬†bridges and encourage partnerships among practitioners in order to obtain sufficient financing for each stage of project preparation for SDG11 and local climate action implementation.