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 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) supports C40 cities and selected non-C40 cities in developing and emerging countries in preparing climate action infrastructure projects for climate mitigation and adaptation. Together with their partner cities, the CFF ensures... 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 12.4 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 platform supporting the development of innovative, scalable and replicable financing solutions that 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 technical assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments targeting buildings and innovative urban transport. Typically, ELENA supports investment programmes above €30 million with a three-year implementation period for energy... Learn More

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

Financing Energy for Low-carbon Investment – Cities Advisory Facility” is an initiative of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support low-carbon infrastructure projects in cities that... Learn More
The GEF’s Sustainable Cities Impact Program supports 23 cities in nine participating countries across Africa, Asia and South America. It is developing innovative sustainability solutions and strengthening institutional capacity, to move towards a net zero... 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 helps cities prioritise their climate and environmental challenges through producing Green City Action Plans – plans for implementing targeted infrastructure investments and policy measures for the next five-year period together with setting... 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

Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP)

Integrated Drought Management mitigates drought risk and builds drought resilience by addressing multiple components of drought management, including disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation strategies and national water policies. Integrated Drought Management... Learn More
The Local Climate Adaptive Living (LoCAL) Facility, designed and hosted by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), aims to promote green and climate–resilient communities and local economies by establishing a standard, internationally recognized country-based... Learn More

MCR2030 Online Dashboard

Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience. It provides a clear 3-stage resilience roadmap to guide cities in the resilience building process from Stage A: awareness raising, Stage B: improving... Learn More

Mobilize Your City (MYC)

Launched at COP21 in Paris, the MobiliseYourCity Partnership is a leading global Partnership for sustainable mobility of nearly 100 partners, including 65 city members and 15 country members. It is jointly co-financed by the European Commission’s... Learn More
PEEB combines financing for energy efficiency in large-scale projects with technical assistance through policy advice and expertise for building sector professionals. Financing for large-scale projects or financial incentive programmes can boost market development and... Learn More

Project Preparation Special Fund (PPSF)

Established in June 2016, the Project Preparation Special Fund (Special Fund) is a multidonor facility with the primary purpose of supporting eligible AIIB members—especially low-income members—prepare bankable infrastructure projects AIIB may finance. The Special... 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
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

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

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
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

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)

TAP is a global initiative to support local and regional governments transform their net-zero emission and resilient development infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.   Learn More
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

UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)

UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) provides capacity building support to cities and their stakeholders in assessing resilience gaps and needs and creating baseline evidence for use in strategic planning. The approach used help cities to create... Learn More

Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF)

The UMDF helps cities put in place the building blocks to attract investment and ensure integrated development and enhanced planning. The UMDF supports national and municipal governments, civil society, and private sector entities with tailored technical assistance in... Learn More
URBIS is a 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. URBIS... 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

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
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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