City Climate Finance Gap Fund
Technical assistance and capacity building to support climate-smart planning and investment in cities in developing and emerging countries
Principal Office: International
The City Climate Finance Gap Fund (Gap Fund) is an international climate initiative, implemented by the World Bank (WB) and European Investment Bank (EIB), in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), with focus on urban climate action.
The Fund aims to help bridge the urban financing gap to achieve low carbon, climate resilient urbanization pathways.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Gap Fund. The Gap Fund supports climate-smart urban planning and early-stage project preparation with the aim to help cities in developing and emerging countries to turn their low-carbon, climate-resilient ideas into strategies and finance-ready projects.
The Gap Fund supports cities and local governments in preparing and prioritizing climate-smart plans and investments with the goal of attracting more financing and support for implementation.
APPLICATION: Cities and local authorities can apply by submitting an Expression of Interest. Selected proposals will receive technical assistance from one of the implementing partners.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Developing and emerging countries, classified by regions according to the structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory:
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands
Eurasia and Central Asia
Eastern Europe and Russia
Middle East and North Africa
Latin America and Caribbean
The Gap Fund provides a helpful Q&A for cities and local governments.
The Knowledge Hub provides articles and resources on the topic of low-carbon, climate-resilient cities.
Contact offers an online contact form.