Why Join the Alliance?

The Alliance is the multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure worldwide. Its members represent many of the world’s major public and private financial institutions, governments, international organizations, and city and subnational networks.

As such, its members also represent the main market players in city-level climate finance. By taking part in the Alliance, institutions commit to contributing expertise, access to networks, and funding in the field of subnational climate finance. Joining the Alliance means the opportunity to work closely with other leaders to bridge demand and supply for sustainable low carbon and climate-resilient development for cities and to amplify ambition for city-level climate finance.

Demonstrate leadership and ambition

Alliance member institutions are recognized leaders in city-level climate finance and will increase the visibility of their efforts.

Accelerate NDC implementation and address investment barriers

Members work with stakeholders from the public and private sectors to enable development and financing of bankable projects for urban infrastructure. They participate in dialogues on policy design and financing instruments.

Exchange knowledge and best practices

Members will have access to best practices & tools related to financing instruments and policy design, and be aware of funding and technical assistance opportunities. Through the Alliance, members also meet their peers and build networks that allow for coordination and collaboration through in-person and virtual events.

Send a strong signal to the market

By making city-level climate finance a strategic priority, members signal to public and private investors from international and national financial institutions that climate friendly urban investments are an opportunity.

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Members are expected to carry out the following:

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Promoting the mission, objectives, and work of the Alliance

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Being actively involved in the activities of the Alliance

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Contributing to the achievement of the Alliance’s strategy and outputs

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Participating in regular information sharing calls and the annual assembly

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Being listed as a member of the Alliance in public documents, presentations, and digital content

Alliance membership is open to the following groups:

  • City and regional networks
  • Public and private financial institutions
  • Research and academic institution
  • National governments
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Foundation and philanthropies
  • International organizations (e.g. United Nations Agencies)

How to join

Joining the Alliance is contingent on approval from the Alliance’s Steering Committee and based on a commitment to promote and participate in the overarching mission, objectives, and functions of the Alliance.

The application process requires completing an application form and sending a letter of commitment from the leadership of the organization.

If you are interested in joining, please contact secretariat@citiesclimatefinance.org