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.

Africa50 is a infrastructure investment platform that focuses on medium to large scale infrastructure projects that have a significant development impact while offering an appropriate return to investors. It not only invests in fully developed projects, but also... Learn More

African Water Facility (AWF)

The African Water Facility (AWF) is a multilateral fund that provides grants and technical assistance to enable governments, NGOs and private-public partnerships to secure investments and implement sustainable water projects throughout Africa. Typically, AWF focuses... Learn More

C40 Cities Finance Facility

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 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

Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA)

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
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) helps cities in developing and emerging countries realize their climate ambitions, turning low-carbon, climate-resilient ideas into strategies and finance-ready projects. The Gap Fund provides a range of technical... 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

Climate Support Facility (CSF)

The Climate Support Facility (CSF) is set up to provide demand-driven, short-term technical assistance and training on climate change to ACP regional organisations and countries. Learn More
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

European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA)

ELENA provides grants for projects preparation in energy efficiency and urban transportation, funding technical studies, energy audits, business plans and legal advisory services, tender preparation, project bundling, and project management. Learn More

Financing Energy for Low-Carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility (FELICITY)

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
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

Global Platform for Sustainable Cities

The Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) is a knowledge platform coordinated by the World Bank and supported by the Global Environment Facility. The platform comprises of 28 cities in 11 countries and a wider network of partners. The GPSC works with... Learn More
EBRD Green Cities strives to build a better and more sustainable future for cities and their residents. The programme achieves this by identifying, prioritising and connecting cities’ environmental challenges with sustainable infrastructure investments and policy... Learn More

InfraCo Africa

InfraCo Africa provides early risk capital and equity investments in infrastucture projects to get them to bankability and attract private investment. InfraCo Africa will invest risk capital in the form of a straight shareholder’s agreement or convertible loan... Learn More

Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) Facility

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
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

Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)

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
Project Preparation Special Fund (PPSF) is a multidonor facility with the primary purpose of supporting eligible AIIB members (especially low-income members) prepare bankable infrastructure projects that AIIB may finance. PPSF grants can be used for preparatory... Learn More

Subnational Technical Assistance Program (SNTA)

SNTA grants improve the knowledge and skills of government officials in areas such as governance, financial management, planning, project preparation skills, and human resources. As a result, many SNTA clients developed capacity in critical areas for infrastructure... Learn More

Sustainable Cities and Climate Change

The aim of the initiative is to promote a low-carbon and climate-resilient development at the city level in Latin America by: Raising awareness about climate issues among Latin-American local governments and strengthening their capacities in defining low-carbon and... Learn More
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

Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund (TNUDF)

All categories (Corporations, Municipalities and Town Panchayats) of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State of Tamil Nadu and Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) are eligible for financial assistance in the form of loans for implementation... 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
TheCityFix Labs are an effort from WRI Ross Center, with the support of the Citi Foundation, to bridge the gap from idea to implementation and help cities understand what’s possible. Through a series of regional workshops, the Labs are cultivating innovative,... Learn More

Transformative Actions Program (TAP)

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

Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI)

The Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI) is the leading global implementation initiative focused on urban mobility. Together with 11 global partners TUMI supports cities to transform their transport systems. The initiative was established by the German... Learn More
The UMDF provides municipalities and urban entities with tailored technical assistance in urban planning, project preparation, and municipal governance and finance. The UMDF helps cities put in place the building blocks to attract investment and ensure integrated... 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

Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI)

The Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI) supports project promoters in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean regions as well as in the Western Balkans, helping them to prepare and to finance ambitious urban development projects, which aim to create jobs, to... Learn More
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

World Bank Australia Safeguard Partnership Program (WBASP)

The World Bank Australia Safeguards Partnership (WBASP) is a multi-year partnership program between the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The partnership was established to help countries in the East Asia Pacific (EAP)... Learn More
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