This report provides a guide on how to implement Zero Budgeting (ZB) in local governments. The report includes case studies of cities that have successfully implemented ZB. It highlights that ZB is a budgeting approach that focuses on reducing spending on climate-harming activities and investing in climate-friendly activities. The report identifies that ZB can help local governments to achieve their climate targets by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and increasing their resilience to climate change. The report highlights that ZB is a transparent and participatory approach that can help to build public support for climate action. It concludes that ZB is a relatively new approach, but it has been shown to be effective in a number of cities around the world.
Financing Urban Transformation: Don’t Leave It Up to Cities Alone
International development institutions have a crucial role to play in the multilevel effort to finance green, low-carbon urban infrastructure projects, as does the private sector.
Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance
This guide outlines innovative, sustainable revenue sources and financing tools to help cities make critical infrastructure investments.
Public-Private Collaboration to Accelerate Sustainable Urban Development: A Guide for Global South Cities
This guide draws on a set of thirty Global South city case studies and illustrates five models of public-private collaboration and the tactics needed to successfully implement these models.
Surat, India: Rooftop Solar Panels Project
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