Training event

Webinar on "The State of Urban Climate Finance: A focus on financial flows towards urban adaptation and support for project preparation"

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance
Poster for climate change webinar
Poster for Climate Finance webinar




Webinar Recording





Access to finance remains one of the biggest hurdles to reducing risk and build resilience. This webinar aims to introduce useful tools and resources to enhance local governments’ capacity in developing bankable projects for financing key DRR and resilience actions. In this webinar, representatives of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (the “Alliance”) will give a broad overview of the state of urban climate finance. This will include a presentation on the primary sources of investment into cities for climate-smart infrastructure as well as the main financial instruments that most cities are using to support them. The Alliance will be sharing results of its recently published report that focuses on finance for adaptation in cities, and will also walk participants through its Green Finance Directory, a platform to help cities and project promoters link to project development support. It will also be an opportunity to introduce the Alliance to the webinar participants and showcase its main members and activities. 


About The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

The Alliance is the only multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban climate projects worldwide. Launched at the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Summit in September 2014, the Alliance was renewed during the 2019 UNSG Climate Action Summit, with Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) as its secretariat. Its members represent many of the world’s largest city and subnational networks, major public and private financial institutions, governments, and international organizations.


About the UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR GETI)


UNDRR GETI was established in 2010 to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to build disaster resilient societies. GETI has a global mandate to provide capacity building support to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into sustainable development; convene and support inter-city learning to strengthen resilience (Making Cities Resilient); and to provide capacity building and best practice sharing support to national training institutions working on resilience issues. Based in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, UNDRR GETI is also a global secretariat of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030).


About the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)


MCR2030 is a grand alliance of partnership with an ultimate goal to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. Visit for more information.



English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French and Spanish




  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)
  • The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance


For more information:
UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) at


Disclaimer: For the purpose of this event, UNDRR procures the services of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Zoom registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities





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