climate finance

Call for Ideas – Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

October 10, 2016

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance just launched a new Call for Ideas. We are looking for powerful, actionable ideas and initiatives that can scale up finance for a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. Please note that a key focus of the Global Lab this year is Sustainable Urbanization. We are seeking innovative ideas to catalyze private investment into key sectors […]

Category: News

Closing the gap between finance and urban climate action

March 9, 2016

A report ‘Closing the gap between finance and urban climate action‘ produced by CCFLA members ICLEI and Climate KIC provides a gap analysis of TAP projects applications, and a literature review on public finance for climate actions. The report aims at identifying the main barriers for local and subnational climate action to access public climate investment (primarily […]

Category: Research, Resources

Barriers to Private Sector Investments into Urban Climate Mitigation Projects

February 4, 2016

A white paper ‘Barriers to Private Sector Investments into Urban Climate Mitigation Projects’ produced by CCLFA members CDP and Climate KIC presents new research on improving access to climate finance for cities and offering bankable climate projects to investors. Key findings include: The huge potential that cities have when it comes to market their climate mitigation–projects due […]

Category: Research, Resources

C40 launches finance facility to unlock investement in green infrastrucutre

December 6, 2015

Green infrastructure is no longer out-of-reach for cities in developing countries thanks to the launch of the C40 Cities Finance Facility, a major project by C40, Germany and Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to provide the skills, technical assistance and connections to funding opportunities needed to unlock up to $1 billion worth of sustainable infrastructure in […]

Category: News

The State of City Climate Finance 2015

December 4, 2015

The first annual publication by the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance which identifies the gap between the current levels of investment in low-emission, climate resilient urban infrastructure and the volumes required to ensure a the world is on track to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees. The report was launched at Paris City Hall […]

Category: Research, Resources

SuRe – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

November 30, 2015

The ‘SuRe’ Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure was developed by CCFLA member Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) and its stakeholders as a private sustainability standard for the certification of infrastructure projects. Its aim is twofold: firstly, it guides project owners to develop infrastructure projects that perform high in sustainability and resilience aspects – taking into account […]

Category: Resources, Tools

Climate Finance for Cities: how can climate funds support urban development?

June 30, 2015

This report ‘Climate finance for cities: how can climate funds best support low-carbon and climate resilient urban development?‘ published by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reviews the approaches taken by multilateral climate funds in the period 2010-2014 to support low-emission and climate-resilient development in developing country cities. It identifies US$842 million in approved climate finance […]

Category: Research, Resources

Financing the Transition: Sustainable Infrastructure in Cities

March 26, 2015

The report ‘Financing the Transition: Sustainable Infrastructure in Cities‘  was commissioned by CCFLA members the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and published in March 2015. The report reviewed financing instruments commonly used to finance infrastructure and assessed their potential to finance the transition towards sustainable infrastructure, with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The report […]

Category: Research, Resources

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