Green City Finance Directory

Does your city need funding for climate-friendly projects?

The Green City Finance Directory helps subnational governments and stakeholders identify project preparation facilities that can support them in developing green and resilient infrastructure, including implementing more efficient heating and cooling systems, building renewable energy, setting up sustainable transit, or climate-proofing resilient infrastructure.

The C40 CFF facilitates access to finance for climate change mitigation and resilience projects in urban areas by providing technical assistance to develop cities’ sustainability priorities into bankable investment proposals. The CFF aims to deliver project... Learn More

CDP Matchmaker

CDP Matchmaker works with cities to highlight projects in flood control, waste management, sustainable transportation, renewable energy, water management, energy efficiency, and other areas and links them to the investment community. CDP Matchmaker serves as an... Learn More

CICLIA (CIties and CLimate In Africa)

CICLIA is a EUR 12 million project preparation facility funded by the European Union, SECO and AFD with the objective of supporting 20 to 25 cities in launching urban low-carbon & resilient infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. For each supported city,... Learn More
CDIA is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It works closely with secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific to address gaps in infrastructure development and financing. It uses a demand-driven approach to support infrastructure... Learn More

City Finance Lab

The City Finance Lab is a dedicated platform supporting the development of innovative, replicable and scalable financing solutions which increase investment in climate-resilient, low-carbon and green urban projects for sustainable cities. Learn More

Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa (CoM SSA) is providing support to local administrations in identifying and prioritizing a pipeline of low-carbon or climate-resilient urban infrastructure projects. This entails support for studies (pre-feasibility,... Learn More
FELICITY is a joint initiative between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) that focuses on measures in the energy, water, transport, and waste sectors. The project supports the development of... Learn More

Global Environment Facility Sustainable Cities Impact Program (SCIP)

The GEF-7 Sustainable Cities Impact Program (SCIP) will support 24 cities in 9 countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone) and create a global platform to coordinate among the projects and provide value added... Learn More

Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF)

The Global Infrastructure Facility (GIF) was established in 2014 as a G20 initiative to address a critical challenge to private investment in infrastructure in emerging markets and developing economies – lack of bankable infrastructure pipelines. Through its upstream... Learn More
The Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) Facility was designed and launched in 2011 by the of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) with the aim of promoting climate change–resilient communities and local economies by establishing a standard and internationally... Learn More

Making Cities Resilient Campaign and MCR2030

The Making Cities Resilient Campaign, launched in 2010, addresses issues of local governance and urban risk, aiming to support local governments to reduce risk and build urban resilience through the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Actions (HFA) and now the... Learn More

Mobilize Your City (MYC)

MobiliseYourCity assists its Beneficiary Partners to raise the ambition level and to effectively shape urbanization and transport development in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner. Mitigation measures are prepared through integrated planning and consultation... Learn More
PEEB is a financial and technical assistance facility intervening at both: The country level providing advice and expertise to improve the policy framework as well as the country’s national strategy and capacities relating to energy efficiency in buildings; The... Learn More

Sustainable Urban Development Project Investment Pipeline Facility – The Cities Investment Facility

The proposed Cities Investment Facility (CIF) is a pioneering investment platform combining partners from the private and public sectors, to catalyse investments that will help achieve the urban dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform will... Learn More

Technical Assistance Facility of International Municipal Investment Fund

The IMIF Technical Assistance Facility, managed by UNCDF, will provide urban investment opportunities with early-stage capital to assist with project development and preparation and policy and regulatory reform. It will focus largely on providing direct support to... Learn More
The Transformative Actions Program (TAP) led by ICLEI is a project pipeline and a project preparation facility representing approx 100 projects and 3bn euro investment potential. Projects in the pipeline can benefit from TAP services offered by ICLEI and partners (13)... Learn More

Urban Investment Support (URBIS)

URBIS is a new dedicated urban investment advisory platform within the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH). URBIS is set up to provide advisory support to urban authorities to facilitate, accelerate and unlock urban investment projects, programmes and platforms.... Learn More

US India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF)

A consortium of US foundations in conjunction with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Government of India (GOI) launched the US-India Clean Energy Finance Initiative (USICEF) to increase clean energy access in India by catalysing investment in... Learn More
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