Event October 19, 2016

Event at Habitat III discusses how to improve access to finance for cities

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  • ORGANISED BY C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • VENUE Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana ‘Benjamin Carrión’
  • TIME 09.30 - 10.30
Event Date 19 October 2016
Location Quito, Ecuador

Mayors are essential actors in delivering the New Urban Agenda’s vision of prosperous, equitable, and low-carbon/resilient cities. They are strongly committed to addressing climate change, poverty and inequality in their cities, yet they are facing many challenges to deliver sustainable urban development, particularly acute financing challenges. Habitat III is an opportunity to overcome these difficulties. C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and its partners are working together to support this goal through the C40 Cities Finance Facility, the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and a new Call for Action on Municipal Infrastructure Finance.

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By bringing together major actors including city leaders, development banks, private sector investors, aid agencies and NGOs, this engaging side-event will outline challenges, experiences, and solutions to articulate the city demand to each stakeholder, aiming to generate a positive change in the way sustainable urban development is financed.


  • Hector Serrano, Secretary of Mobility, Mexico City
  • Juan Pablo Bocarejo, Secretary of Mobility, Bogotá
  • Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk, Deputy Director General for Environment and Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, (BMZ)
  • Carrie Thompson, Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Horacio Terraza, Coordinator, Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
  • Rodrigo Rosa, Special Advisor to C40 Chair Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio De Janeiro
  • Mark Watts, Executive Director, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (Moderator)

Call for Action on Municipal Infrastructure Finance: A Finance System for Sustainable Cities

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