Peer Exchange Session at Finance Forum Day


Jun 27, 2019


03:15 PM


Bonn, Germany

This Peer Exchange Session of the Global Platform for Sustainable Cities (GPSC) brings together city representatives and financial experts to share experience on how to access climate finance. What works? What is needed? How can we ease the process?
The session provides a platform where local governments can interact with financial experts, helping each other to better understand the challenges they face, and how to design transformative and investor-friendly projects, that are part of a coherent climate action plan which meets the requirements of financial institutions. This interactive session offers a unique opportunity to showcase achievements, inspire each other, exchange ideas, and find solutions together. Further information downloadable here
The session is part of a one-day finance forum held at the 10th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - Resilient Cities 2019. 
Please click on the links to download the presentations. 
Session 1. Tips and tools to access finance
  1. Financing climate-related infrastructure Tsakani Manyike, Senior Deal Originator, Development Bank of Southern Africa.
  2. Ulaanbaatar Green Affordable Housing and Resilient Urban Renewal Sector Project Arnaud Heckmann, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank.
  3. Co-develop business cases for climate-resilient investments Sebastiaan van Herk, Partner, Bax&Company.
Session 2. City presentations on experiences to access finance
  1. Liana Strydom Assistant-Director, Development Planning, City of Johannesburg, South Africa
  2. Mohamad Shafie Bin Taib, Green Engineer, Town Planning Department, Alor Gajah Municipal Council, Melaka, Malaysia
  3. Mayor Zamzuri Arifin Alor Gajah Municipal Council, Melaka, Malaysia
  4. José Neves Filho Secretary of Environment and Sustainability, City of Recife, Brazil
  5. Alessandra Andreazzi Peres Sub-secretary for Management Strategy, Environment Secretariat of the Federal District, Brazil 
How to improve your project? Facilitated group discussions focusing on the invited GPSC cities. Facilitators are speakers and ICLEI. Participants are free to choose a group to join.
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