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Co-event: Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) - Next steps to support the Marrakesh Roadmap for Action

Session Description

Facilitator: Maryke van Staden, Low Carbon Cities Program Manager and Director of the carbonn Center, ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn, Germany


  • Katharina Schneider Roos, Deputy Executive Director, GIB Foundation, Chair of the CCFLA PPF working group, Basel, Switzerland (tbc)
  • Charlotte Boulanger, Climate Finance Project Officer FMDV, Co-coordinator of the CCFLA Secretariat, Paris, France
  • Robert Kehew, Leader, Climate Change Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch, UN-Habitat, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Lisa Junghans, Climate Finance and Urban Resilience Expert, GIZ, Bonn, Germany

Organized with members of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) Project Preparation Facility working group


The Marrakesh Roadmap for Action released at the 2016 Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders, held during COP22 in Marrakesh, sent a clear signal to nations and the international community that we need more effective systems for local governments to access and mobilize funds needed for transformative climate action and sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

“There are great opportunities for international investors and funders to enable local, transformative climate actions around the globe, while flows of global climate finance must be increased by 2020 in particular for investment planning and project preparation”. This powerful message was shared at COP22 during the Global Climate Action Day on Cities and Human Settlements, hosted by the two Climate Champions from Morocco and France. The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance’s (CCFLA) is mandated to address this issue, working as a partnership initiative to accelerate access to climate finance – lobbying national governments, funders / donors and investors, calling on them to engage proactively.

This session will focus on progress made by the CCFLA, confirmed that overall readiness and upstream phases of a project preparation are crucial to feed the pipeline of projects available for investment, and in particular, those of interest to private investors. In parallel, in 2016, acknowledging the need to join effort and cooperation among CCFLA members working on project preparation, the Project Preparation Facility (PPF) working group was established.

In this co-event, representatives of the working group, that are PPF implementers, will discuss the current status and needs on Project Preparation and how does it link to empowering local governments and building capacity to scale up planning, project preparation and financing of their projects.