News & Events

International Forum on Low Carbon Cities

The forum intends to complement the ongoing initiatives and bring together local governments, international organizations, regional city networks, experts and other stakeholders to deliberate key issues on scaling up city-level climate actions.

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The Alliance at COP26

Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance experts will be hosting and presenting at several events at COP26 in November 2021. These will cover the State of Cities Climate Finance, preparing bankable projects at scale, innovative financing instruments and mechanisms for closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure, enhancing the role of NDBs in supporting urban climate projects and infrastructure, and other topics.

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Building Climate Resilience in Cities Through Insurance

The combined impacts of Covid-19 and the current onslaught of climate shocks and stressors emphasizes the need for the reimagining of a vision for protection systems for the future – where people are better protected from extreme risk. Insurance is a part of that protection system in cities to respond to climate risks as extreme heat and other urban climate shocks and stressors force us to build protection systems for the future.

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Tracking and Measuring Subnational Climate Finance

This expert workshop is held as part of a joint project led by the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) and the European Commission on Measuring and Enhancing Subnational Government Finance for Environment and Climate Action in OECD and EU Countries.

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Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference

Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference is a virtual multi-day global/regional event bringing together science and innovation, policy and practice to enable cities to take accelerated and more ambitious climate action.

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Urban Economy Forum 2021

The 3rd Urban Economy Forum, UEF 2021, will have a systematic focus on how to deliver adequate and affordable housing and healthy environments as vehicles for urban economic recovery to achieve the SDGs and make cities sustainable.

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Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021

Asia Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2021 is accelerating collaboration and integrating climate action into global pandemic recovery. Building back opens an opportunity to address social inequalities and invest in economic development that is good for humanity and nature.

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The State of Cities Climate Finance

This event will see the launch of the State of Cities Climate Finance 2021 report, produced by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance in partnership with the City Climate Finance Gap Fund of the World Bank Group.

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MobiliseYourCity Global Forum

Experts, practitioners, financing institutions and decision-makers will come together during the MobiliseYourCity Global Forum to provide answers to key challenges faced by cities on the way to sustainable mobility.

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Project Preparation Glossary

The Alliance published a Project Preparation Glossary that complements the Harmonized PPF Application, Green City Finance Directory, and Alliance knowledge products on project preparation.

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Financing a Green Recovery in Cities

This virtual panel, framed by research conducted by C40, the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, and FELICTIY-GIZ, will provide an opportunity for direct dialogue between financial institutions and cities on green recovery in the urban context.

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Catalyzing Private Investment in Climate Smart Cities

The Alliance will participate in the event, Catalyzing Private Investment in Climate Smart Cities, which will present a new UNDP/World Bank Invest4Climate report that offers a framework for understanding urban climate investment opportunities and barriers.

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Daring Cities 2020

Daring Cities 2020 will run from 7-28 October 2020, offering an online array of high level and visionary speaking sessions, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities. The Alliance will participate in several events throughout the series.

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The Green City Finance Directory

The Green City Finance Directory helps subnational governments and stakeholders identify project preparation facilities that can support them in developing green and resilient infrastructure.

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WUF10: World Urban Forum 2020

On 12th February, Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (Alliance) members will partake in a side event at WUF10 on the topic of ‘A Finance Alliance to project preparation: How to transform ideas into bankable projects.’

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