From September 5 to 7, UrbanShift will be hosting the China Climate Finance Academy. The event, led by C40, will consist of two parts: a High Level Forum with high ranking city officials and global experts on climate and energy finance, and a closed-door, technical workshop. The Academy will convene around 6 Chinese cities, technical and finance experts, and representatives from peer cities to share climate and energy finance related information to support the development and implementation of climate action in Chinese cities. The Academy will promote peer-to-peer learning about innovative financing models for investment in energy and climate related projects. Along with expert-led training on technical, climate finance topics, the workshop will also feature international climate finance case studies shared by officials from other C40 cities.
Participants will learn about the finance and investment landscape and the tools available to Chinese cities from organisations such as Asia Development Bank, New Development Bank, Agence Française de Développement and other private and multilateral finance institutions with global and local expertise and experience.
The academy will welcome the participation of Chinese think tanks, universities and specialists to present on topics that will support Chinese cities to advance their climate investment planning and project finance capacities.
- Beijing Climate Change Management Center
- National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation
- New Development Bank
- Central University of Finance and Economics
- National Energy Administration
- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
- Beijing Climate Change Management Centre
- Asia Development Bank
- Agence Française de Développement
- GAP Fund
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