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Uncertainty over how the bond market will respond is 'a bit overrated' says Mexico City's environment minister.
Christopher Swope March 16, 2017
Last week, a key series of discussions on financing sustainable urban development included multiple sessions on the issue.
Emilio Godoy March 15, 2016
It’s time to emphasize implementation, the head of the Habitat III conference says.
Joan Clos March 14, 2016
Key talks took place in Mexico City on 9-11 March, aimed at figuring out how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs March 14, 2016

The World Bank and Global Environment Facility launched the knowledge-sharing effort, which is working with a core group of 23 cities.

March 10, 2016
As city authorities increasingly consider bonds and global markets, they are overlooking a key resource: their domestic wealth. Habitat III is an opportunity to strengthen focus on land assets, productive capacities and local expertise.
Marco Kamiya March 7, 2016
The Urban Dialogue comes just ahead of a major meeting on how to pay for the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 24, 2016
Innovative business can be a key solver of complex urban challenges, and many corporate leaders are keen to engage in strategic partnerships to drive urban sustainability.
Roland Hunziker November 13, 2015
In an interview with Citiscope, Kenya's most prominent local leader offers a critique and a defense of the country's experiment with handing power to local governments.
Christopher Swope October 29, 2015

The proposal is part of a wider plan to wean the Big Apple from reliance on fossil fuels, the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio says.

October 15, 2015
The Addis Ababa conference may not have lived up to its potential, but city leaders can still drive the agenda forward.
Aniket Shah July 24, 2015

The Asian Development Bank estimates that US$ 40 billion is required annually to help cities and towns across Asia minimize the effects of climate change. 

July 7, 2015
July’s Financing for Development conference is paying new attention to city-level development financing. But local authorities are still not recognized as central to the debate.
Municipal financing offers long-term opportunities to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals. But international negotiations, even in their final stages, have yet to recognize this.
Felix Dodds June 12, 2015

The effort will improve access to capital to finance projects that mitigate climate risk, according to the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. 

May 18, 2015

Both cities launched forms of participatory budgeting that give everyday citizens a bigger say in municipal spending, FutureGov Asia reports. 

May 13, 2015
Salina Hayat Ivy is known for honest leadership and tireless advocacy for the urban poor.
AZM Anas April 3, 2015

An additional $60 million is going to an existing initiative aimed at building a mortgage finance market.

March 3, 2015
Senegal's capital is hoping to become the first city to sell a bond in Sub-Sahara Africa, outside of South Africa.
Christopher Swope and Tidiane Kassé February 19, 2015

The city in Sweden uses the tool to finance electric vehicles, renewable energy and other eco-friendly projects, Cities Today reports.  

February 18, 2015
San Francisco is considering a plan similar to a successful Israeli law that gives property owners density bonuses in exchange for strengthening their buildings.
Justin Gerdes December 4, 2014
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