The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Financing
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Access to capital and innovative financing mechanisms is often a critical enabler for initiatives. Cities have an important role to play creating or expanding financing options and improving access to such financing, both for city-led projects (i.e., public sector) and for those projects that initiate on the private sector side.
- McEwen, Brendan, and John Miller. Local Governments’ Role in Energy Project Financing: A Guide to Financing Tools for the Commercial Real Estate Sector. Institute for Market Transformation and MIT Community Innovators Lab.
- Energy Cities. Financing schemes increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy use in public and private buildings: Comparative Study. 2014.
- Energy Sector Management Assistance Program. Financing Municipal Energy Efficiency Projects: Mayoral Guidance Note #2.
- Climate Bonds Initiative. “Best Practice Guidelines.”
- “Green Bank Network.”
- “Carbon Tax Center.”
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