This webinar will focus on a think piece commissioned by FELICITY-GIZ, and developed in collaboration with the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance, that focuses specifically on enhancing the role that National Development Banks (NDBs) play in supporting the acceleration of climate-smart urban infrastructure investment. With more than USD 5 trillion in assets and several comparative advantages relative to other financiers, NDBs are well-positioned to lead this shift. However, maximizing their potential will require strengthening the enabling environments of urban institutions, as well as, making some strategic adjustments at the NDB institutional and financing levels.
Within this context, this webinar will:
• Provide an introduction to the key findings and recommendations covered within the think piece.
• Facilitate a discussion on challenges and opportunities facing NDBs, cities, and the private sector for financing climate-resilient, low carbon urban infrastructure.
• Explore opportunities for deeper engagement between NDBs, national governments, local authorities, and other key stakeholders closing the investment gap in cities climate finance.
Confirmed speakers include Boitumelo Mosako, Chief Financial Officer at Development Bank of Southern Africa; Edgar Salinas, Executive Principal, Environment and Climate Change Division at Development Bank of Latin America - CAF; and Ana Jayme, Advisor on Public Investment and Financing, Institute of Research and Urban Planning of Curitiba, City of Curitiba, Brazil.