The Publication Library is a collection of reports, tools, blogs, newsletters and webinars, covering the key issues in the field of urban climate finance. Search for the latest Alliance Materials as well as materials from our Members.
Barriers to private urban climate investments can be found at the macro, city, and project levels. This Report explores the barriers, good practice lessons, and recommendations to improve local enabling conditions to attract private sector capital to support climate investments in cities of emerging economies.
This report helps mainstream municipal financial aggregation by expanding the evidence base for successful case studies. It aims to provide cities and CCFLA members with detailed “how-to” guidance that can be used as a reference when developing their financial aggregation instruments.
This guide focuses on the role of Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs) in helping municipal governments and other public sector entities in small and intermediary cities unlock greater access to finance for climate infrastructure projects.
Nature-based solutions can help cities become more resilient, healthy and equitable. But for urban nature to reach its full potential, investments need to be substantially scaled up. In 2020, nature-based solutions (NbS) received just 0.3% of overall spending on urban infrastructure, and investments are unequally distributed across and within cities.
To take stock of urban NbS investments, UNEP and the Penn Institute for Urban Research developed the State of Finance for Nature in Cities: Summary for Local Policymakers. The publication outlines gaps and opportunities for NbS financing in cities, best practices from around the world, and actions that local governments, financial stakeholders, private sector and knowledge partners can take to scale up investments for nature in cities.
Climate risks are escalating, and climate hazards are becoming more frequent and costly. Yet, investment in urban climate adaptation finance is far from what is needed. This blog calls for national governments to take 7 key actions.