While sustainable investing is booming, unlocking the funding needed to achieve climate neutral cities is challenging.
To accelerate the transition to low carbon economies, several municipalities in Sweden have issued green bonds. However, this instrument will not be the only one cities need to use to fund whole city transitions.
This project aims to accelerate investments in sustainable cities by:
- understanding the strategies that cities are taking to become more sustainable
- assessing the financial consequences of targets set by the cities
- assessing how much sustainable finance is currently geared towards sustainable cities
- reviewing impact frameworks and metrics.
The project team is a collaboration between SEI, Cleantech Scandinavia and the Stockholm School of Economics supported by an advisory board consisting of representatives from municipal governments, academia and institutional investors.
This fact sheet examines how municipal governments can fund investments and the types of financial instruments they can use to do this.
In this fact sheet, we provide an overview of public-private partnerships (PPPs).
This fact sheet provides insights into the importance of sustainable cities and gives some practical examples of what cities can do to become more sustainable.
This factsheet offers some introductory insights into how Swedish municipal governments are financed and what their budgets entail.
Citizen participation methods can foster a transparent democratic process, while at the same time benefitting municipalities by finding sustainable solutions.
How can cities measure their sustainability performance to provide actionable information to reach their goals?
The Viable Cities' Finance project talked to four experts about the challenges and opportunities of sustainable cities at the Smart City Expo World Congress.
There's no lack of sustainable solutions for climate neutral cities, but challenges remain in terms of implementation and upscaling in city structures.
The report provides insight into the technologies that can be deployed at city level to reach climate neutrality, namely to improve efficiency and store carbon.
This report aims to provide a research-based understanding of the role of external financing in helping Swedish municipalities to reach the Agenda 2030 goals.
Read the results of a scoping study on sustainable city bonds.
At a pre-event for City Climate Impact Day on 15 June 2022, SEI's Fedra Vanhuyse will present a masterclass on making climate investment plans for smart cities.
SEI Head of Division - Societies, Climate and Policy Support Fedra Vanhuyse will moderate a fireside chat with the EU Mission Board for climate-neutral cities.
Join us at the upcoming session and dialogue on 31 May and 1 June 2022 on smart, sustainable, and inclusive cities.
Take part in the ENLIGHT European Dialogue 2022 from 11–12 May 2022 in Uppsala, Sweden, with SEI's Fedra Vanhuyse a keynote speaker on sustainable cities.
Misum, SEI och CTS lanserar en ny forskningsrapport som diskuterar det privata kapitalets roll för att finansiera hållbara städer med fokus på svenska kommuner.
This conference will bring cities, innovators, investors and other high-profile actors together to discuss specific strategies for reaching climate neutrality.
In this session at the Innovate4Cities conference, experts discuss benefits and challenges that cities face when joining research and innovation projects.
This webinar series explored what barriers and possibilities exist in amplifying city innovations and enabling cities to reach their sustainability goals.
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