Daring Cities 2020 will run from 7-28 October 2020, offering an online array of high level and visionary speaking sessions, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities. Over a three-week period, attendees will have access to a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages.

The Alliance will participate in several events including:

Innovative Climate Finance Case Studies
8 October @ 15:00 – 17:00 UTC+2

CPI Associate Director Bella Tonkonogy will participate in this peer exchange session that will bring together city representatives and financial experts to share experience on using innovative climate financing tools. What works? How do you find the right tool? What lessons have been learned in projects that already have been implemented?

With existing good practice, available tools and expertise, this session brings information and knowledge to city representatives – also encouraging them to share their questions and experiences with each other. The workshop will focus on approaches taken, exploring what worked well and why.

The session also provides a platform where local governments can interact with financial experts, helping each other to better understand how to find and use innovative financing tools such as green bonds, revolving fund, energy performance contract or crowdfunding for their climate project.

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Driving the Green Recovery and Redesign: Embedding Local Climate Action at the Heart of Economic Stimulus Packages – Session 2
21 October @ 16:00 – 17:30 UTC+2

CPI’s Global Managing Director Dr. Barbara Buchner will particiate in this session where high-level representatives from local, regional and national governments, as well as from the business and finance sector, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for putting integrated climate action at the core of local economic stimulus packages for aiding the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the criticality of making financial resources available to those cities, towns and regions working to tackle the climate emergency.

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Scaling Urban Climate Finance for a Green, Sustainable Recovery
26 October @ 16:30 – 18:00 UTC+1

Priscilla Negreiros, Program Manager for the Alliance, will participate in this event session, which will bring together key stakeholders from local authorities, city networks, think tanks, as well as, financial institutions to exchange knowledge on the challenges of increasing municipal revenues and opportunities in preparing climate-friendly infrastructure projects in cities for a green recovery.

The session will cover:

  • The newly launched City Climate Finance Gap Fund and the types of projects it will support
  • The challenges and possibilities to increase municipal revenues in a post-Covid time
  • How project promoters can identify and seek support from Project Preparation Facilities
  • Other work developed by the Project Preparation Action Group of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

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