Finance is available in many countries; the challenge is accessing it. Strong policy signals, enabling policies, effective project preparation and the use of innovative financial instruments can help cities take advantage of the full range of financing opportunities available.
This article looks at urban financing options in the context of COVID-19 and the strategies and challenges involved with pursuing certain financing instruments. The article, produced by C40 Cities, 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.
Reducing Climate Impacts on Urban Sectors
This concise set of policy briefs provides an overview of climate adaptation actions cities can take within eight specific urban sectors, including energy, buildings, mobility, waste, and food systems.
Adaptation Data Explorer
This interactive tool allows urban leaders to understand regional and city-specific climate risks and learn about actions being taken in response.
How sustainability indicators can drive better decision-making
In this webinar, we hear from national and local-level practitioners in Argentina and Brazil about their experience creating indicators and utilizing diagnostic tools to drive more sustainable urban development.