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

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

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 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

City Climate Finance Gap Fund

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

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 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

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
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

Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (PEEB)

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
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 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
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

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

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
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
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