More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and 1.5 million people are added to cities every week, resulting in enormous pressure on infrastructure, services, jobs, climate, and the environment. Although significant strides have been made in making climate finance more available to local governments, accessibility of those funds remains limited. To develop robust and bankable projects, finance is needed at a very early stage, representing up to 12% of the total project cost.
This paper, produced by ICLEI, gives a brief overview of the different financial sources available to local governments and provides practical advice for fundraising and project pitching, using a case study from Brasília, which managed to raise over USD 450 million for climate-resilient projects in just one year.
Transformative Actions Program: UrbanShift Annual Report 2022
Looking back at the 2022 TAP call for projects, this report summarizes the project applications received this past year, as well as the activities conducted around the projects already in the pipeline since 2021.
UrbanShift Lab on Metropolitan Planning and Climate Action in Florianopolis
This technical workshop will bring together representatives from national, state and city level, to discuss how climate change measures can be integrated in the metropolitan planning instruments and improve inter-municipal governance.
Brazil National Dialogue
The first National Dialogue for Brazil will align stakeholders from across levels of government to further innovative and sustainable strategies for urban development.
Salvador, Brazil: Sustainable building certification and tax discounts
Model: Market-Shaping Policy & Regulation