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A5 - Designing fundable projects to access climate finance

Session Description

Facilitator: Katharina Schneider-Roos, Deputy Executive Director, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, and Chair of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) PPF Working Group, Basel, Switzerland


  • Darius Nassiry, Climate Finance Expert, Overseas Development Institute, London, UK (tbc)
  • John Tidmarsh, Chief Investment Officer, R20, Geneva, Switzerland (tbc)
  • Laura Kavanaugh, Resilient Cities Program Manager, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany

Cities Representatives (tbc):

  • Bruno Schwambach, Secretary of Sustainable Development and Environment, Municipality of Recife, Recife, Brazil
  • Leny Mary Goes Toniolo, Advisor to the Environment Secretariat, Municipality of Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Banchhanidhi Pani, Municipal Commissioner, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Rajkot, India
  • Representative from Bogotá, Colombia 

Organized by: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability


This session addresses how to scale up financing for local climate action. It will provide an opportunity to get an update on key developments and continue the discussion on how Project Preparation Facilities (PFF) can effectively respond the needs of local governments and contribute to provide a pipeline of fundable projects for investors, namely through the Transformative Actions Program (TAP). 

The overall picture of the main challenges of project preparation for local governments and insights on how these could be overcome will be presented by an expert from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Representatives of R20 and ICLEI will briefly present on early lessons learned, updates and way the forward, respectively for the 100 Climate Solutions Project Campaign and the TAP. 

As an interactive session, a discussion between city representatives sharing their experiences in designing fundable projects to access climate finance and experts on finance. By sharing main challenges and lessons on how to meet pressing urban infrastructure investment needs and constrains in accessing additional global finance, next steps can be defined to inform this critical dialogue. The dialogue between active organizations and city representatives will also help identify potential trends regarding projects most likely to attract investments while also feeding the discussion of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA), specifically its Project Preparation Facility (PPF) working group co-event to take place at 18:00 on 4 May at Resilient Cities 2017.