The C40 Cities Finance Facility’s Application Process
- AUTHORS Aris Moro Oliver Walker
- PUBLICATION DATE December 2018
Climate change is a complex, multi-sectoral issue. Ambitious and effective projects are required to address it, to mitigate and adapt to its effects. These projects ought to be conceived, designed and structured to ensure they can have the desired impact.
The C40 Cities Finance Facility (CFF) has developed a thorough process for encouraging, assessing and selecting the projects most suitable to receiving technical assistance. After an initial phase in 2016 and 2017 supporting 3 cities, a second application process in 2018 followed a series of rigorous steps:
- An application window;
- An initial review;
- Subsequent in-depth assessment;
- City missions;
- Final selection.
The application process is both transparent and competitive. This report explains the process, making the case for every stage of the application process. Although the report focuses on how to choose projects related to climate change in cities, the principles underpinning the CFF application process and the recommendations based on it are applicable to any organisation supporting the project preparation process, regardless of sector, scale, region, and governance structure, or level of project preparation.