The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

CPI is Secretariat for the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (the Alliance), the main multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure worldwide.

The Alliance provides a platform to convene and exchange knowledge among all relevant actors dedicated to urban development, climate action, and financing.

The more than 55 Alliance members include public and private finance institutions, governments, international organizations, NGOs, research groups, and networks that represent most of the world’s largest cities.

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Latest work

Publication

Enhancing the Role of National Development Banks in Supporting Climate-Smart Urban Infrastructure

This paper focuses on enhancing the role that National Development Banks play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment.

Blog

How National Development Banks can drive climate-smart solutions in cities during COVID-19 and beyond

In this blog, CPI’s Priscilla Negreiros highlights that National Development Banks have the potential to unlock needed climate investment into cities.

Blog

An Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance

This week the Alliance and the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center released a brief, An Analysis of Urban Climate Adaptation Finance Tracking.

Blog

Climate Finance Can Transform Food Systems

Climate finance can provide the means to accelerate the sustainable food systems transformation.

Blog

Blog: Can tropical rainforests benefit from surging voluntary carbon markets? The case of Indonesia

Indonesia has listed carbon pricing as one of the key climate finance instruments on its climate policy directions, recognizing the potential value of voluntary carbon markets. This blog proposes how tropical forest-rich countries such as Indonesia can respond positively to the upsurge of voluntary carbon markets.

Publication

The New Legal Framework for Railroad Authorizations Requires Adjustments to Strengthen the Socio-environmental, Governance, and Transparency Aspects of Projects: an Assessment of MP no. 1,065/2021 and PL no. 261/2018

In this Technical Note, CPI/PUC-Rio researchers draw off previous work and outline how the legal framework for railroad authorizations suffers from similar problems.

Blog

India's green growth imperative

India’s commitments under the 2015 Paris climate agreement, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2° Celsius relative to pre-industrial levels, include three quantifiable objectives. By 2030, the country aims to reduce the emissions intensity of its GDP by 33-35%.

Publication

Coal Power Finance in High-Impact Countries

This brief highlights the political and economic dynamics underpinning recent investments in coal-fired power in 18 high-impact countries, defined as the countries with the highest absolute gaps in access to electricity.

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Team

Barbara Buchner

Global Managing Director and Executive Director, Climate Finance

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Laura Jungman

Senior Consultant

Eyerusalem Masale

Project Assistant

Priscilla Negreiros

Manager

Idan Sasson

Project Coordinator

Kristiina Yang

Project Coordinator

Melina Dickson

Assistant Communications Associate

Caroline Dreyer

Senior Communications Associate

Angela Woodall

Senior Design Associate
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