C40 Cities Finance Facility

C40 Cities and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)


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 preparation, capacity development, and to widely share knowledge and establish partnerships between cities and financiers.

Assistance Criteria

Projects are evaluated based on their:

  • Project maturity
  • Tangible infrastructure project
  • Scalability
  • Climate benefit
  • Financing
  • City Context
  • Co-benefits
  • Implementation challenges

C40 CFF support is eligible to projects in C40 Cities in the global South, and to additional cities in countries where CFF is already operating. Below you can find a list of cities that are eligible for CFF support and additional countries where non-CFF cities would also be eligible.

Eligible Cities:

Addis Ababa, Accra, Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, Freetown, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Tshwane, Dar es Salaam, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Salvador, Santiago, Bogotá, Medellín, Quito, Lima, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Dhaka, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata New Delhi Amman Karachi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Quezon City, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Additional eligible cities for specific projects in: Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, India, Philippines, Indonesia



Approximately USD 1 million in technical assistance. Support will vary considerably depending on project needs.

Support Type

  • Technical Assistance


Project Stage

  • Local Government Capacity Building
  • Concept/design/scoping
  • Pre-feasibility
  • Feasibility
  • Implementation


  • Renewable Energy
  • Water, Sanitation, and Waste
  • Transportation/Mobility
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