C40 Cities Finance Facility

Climate Objective
Sectors and Themes
Industry and Infrastructure
Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services
Type of Support Provider
Type of Recipient
Public entity at the national level
Public entity at the sub-national level
Public entity at the regional level
Co-financing Requirement
Trustee or Administrator
C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF)
Contact Information
The CFF is a UNFCCC award-winning project preparation facility that focuses on three components: preparing climate relevant infrastructure projects for financial readiness, linking projects to finance, and replicating and upscaling projects, proven approaches, and instruments. The CFF focuses on the sectors of mobility, renewable energy, waste management, and nature-based solutions, providing benefits including employment opportunities, improving citizens’ health, and social equity.
The administrations of CFF’s partner cities are in the lead at all stages of the project development and are responsible for all decisions. The CFF support empowers city administrations to prepare finance ready infrastructure projects and to access the most suitable financing solutions, amongst others through preparing necessary technical, legal, and commercial studies, city-led learning and training events, on the job-training, peer-to-peer exchanges, the establishment of inter-departmental decision-making structures and mainstreaming equity and inclusion in all stages of the project development. The CFF is forecasted to reduce over 2.5 million tons of GHG emissions in 30 cities worldwide, increase 2 million people’s resilience towards climate change, and leverage an investment volume of USD 1 billion of climate finance by 2025. 
Support Provider

C40 Cities Finance Facility

Purpose of Support
Prepare Proposals, Projects and Pipelines
Funding Type
In-kind contributions
Eligibility Criteria

The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) supports cities in developing and emerging economies to develop finance-ready projects that address climate change climate projects that respond to the climate crisis while simultaneously contributing to addressing the wider socio-economic impacts faced by cities today.

Eligible Countries

C40 Cities & Non-member cities are both eligible.

Information on how to
Understand steps to access

Visit the CFF application portal to apply, which is accessible in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese: C40 Cities Finance Facility | Application portal - Landing page (c40cff.org)