C40 Cities Finance Facility

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The ultimate objective of the CFF is to reduce GHG emissions and increase climate resilience in cities by mobilising financing for city-level climate change action. The CFF advances the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the New Urban Agenda, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. It also contributes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in particular Goal 11, by promoting sustainable, resilient and inclusive urban development.

Open to Applications : 
Application Time Frame : 

Not applicable

Climate Objective : 
Both Mitigation and Adaptation
Administrator Type : 
National Government Entity
Financial Instruments Offered : 
Not Applicable
Direct Access : 
Not Applicable
Fund Size : 

5.7 million USD. It is expected to ultimately reach as much as $20 million in technical assistance for cities, unlocking up to $1 billion worth of green projects worldwide within four years.

Financing Award : 
Less than 1 million USD
Trustee : 
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); USAID
Implementing Entity : 

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and C40.

Steps to Access & Application Procedure

Not applicable

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

The Chair is the elected leader of the organisation. A strong advocate for the role of cities in addressing climate change, the Chair brings both expertise and resources to bear on the work of the C40 organisation, strengthening the network of cities in pursuit of its common goals. The Chairmanship is a rotating position. C40 mayors serve in rotation on the steering committee, which provides C40 with its strategic direction and governance.

Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

Not specified

Co-financing Requirements (if applicable)

Not applicable

Other Eligibility Criteria Beyond Geography and Income

Not applicable

Contact Information


Sarah Schneider
C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF)
Beraterin/Advisor, G210 Governance, Menschenrechte

E sarah.schneider@giz.de

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