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06Dec

Curbing carbon: cities and climate finance get connected

Cities now host half the world’s population and urbanisation will continue over the coming decades. ‘’Between 2010 and 2025, the global urban population will grow by 65 million people a year,’’ says LoCaL Programme Manager Victor Gancel. Cities, he says, are the nexus for climate action, both in terms of population and in terms of economic growth and social and technological innovation. Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) was launched in 2015 by Climate-KIC, the EU’s main climate innovation initiative.

09Feb

Barriers and solutions to climate investment for cities

A new Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) White Paper by CDP identifies these main barriers and offers new insights into the solutions, making an important step in linking cities with investors.

Extensive research has been carried out among city representatives, investors and other stakeholders, providing a detailed outline on improving access to climate finance for cities and offering bankable climate projects to investors.

Key findings include: