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How Cities Can Attract Investment for a Green and Just Recovery

In addition to advocating for finance for a green and just recovery, cities can focus on raising revenue and attracting funding to pursue local priorities. This C40 article looks at the options available to cities in the wake of COVID-19.

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Finance is available in many countries; the challenge is accessing it. Strong policy signals, enabling policies, effective project preparation and innovative financial instruments can help cities take advantage of the full range of financing opportunities available.

This article, produced by C40 Cities, looks at urban financing options in the context of COVID-19 and the strategies and challenges involved with pursuing specific financing instruments. The article discusses green and climate bonds, social impact and sustainability bonds, community-scale projects, fossil fuel divestment, strategic regulations, and private-public partnerships, among other tools which build urban resilience and promote pandemic recovery.