In the coming decades, small and intermediary cities across the global south will account the majority of future urban growth. To prepare for this shift, it’s essential that cities start planning for expansion now. Every urban sector–energy, transport, the built environment, and water management–needs to prepare to serve many more residents, and to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
But smaller cities often face resource and capacity constraints in planning for growth, and struggle to compete with larger cities for access to project preparation assistance and financing. This guide from the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance details how Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs) can best help governments and public sector entities in smaller cities unlock greater financial support for essential climate infrastructure projects.
Banking on a Just and Green Recovery
This report provides nine case studies of cities that are finding innovative ways to finance and implement projects with a focus on inclusion, equity, and a green and just recovery.
This document presents a list of benchmarks that funders consider before financing a climate project.
Successful Local Government Fundraising and Project Pitching
Using the example of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, this case study offers practical tips on successful fundraising for climate projects.
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.