C40 Financing Sustainable Cities Forum 2016

April 5, 2016 - April 5, 2016 Museum of Tomorrow (Museu do Amanhã), Praça Mauá, 1 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-240, Brazil

About the Event

We  are  pleased  to  announce the  inaugural  C40  Financing  Sustainable  Cities  Forum  to  take  place  on  5  April  2016.  The Forum is hosted by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the City of Rio de Janeiro, with the support of the Citi Foundation and WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.  This is a first-of-its-kind global finance forum to accelerate climate action in cities.

The Forum will include a series of presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking. It is designed to inspire action, highlight innovation, and create networks to accelerate climate action in cities through improved financing. Key decision makers from C40 cities, state and national governments, non-government organisations, financial institutions, and the private sector will meet in Rio de Janeiro to collaborate on practical steps to scale up finance for sustainable urban services. 

For more information, please see logistical details below, or read the media release.

The Forum will take place at the City of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic new Museum of Tomorrow. Image courtesy of Rio de Janeiro.


Registration starts at 9.00am.

The Forum begins at 9.30am and closes at 5.00pm, with a VIP networking reception from 5.00-7.00pm.



This is an invitation-only event.

Senior decision-makers from financial institutions, the private sector, and city officials from up to 15 megacities across the globe are attending. Representatives are confirmed from Bengaluru, Bogotá, Boston, Curitiba, Durban, Johannesburg, Lima, London, Mexico City, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and Tshwane.


Key topics will include:

  • Financing sustainable, thriving cities – opportunities for funding, financing and delivering sustainable urban solutions
  • Bridging the gap between investors and cities – city government and investor perspectives on practical steps needed to increase investment in sustainable cities
  • Opportunities to replicate successful models – cities sharing their experiences on green bonds, land-value capture and revolving loan funds
  • Incentivizing private investment – using regulatory and planning powers to incentivise investment and unlock revenue sources for low carbon buildings and transport

For more information, please download the event agenda.


A partnership to deliver sustainable urban solutions

The event is part of the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative, an initiative of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and C40 Cities, funded by the Citi Foundation, focused on helping cities develop business models that can accelerate the implementation of sustainable urban solutions.  The Initiative consists of three key components: the development of a learning community, the provision of technical assistance, and the delivery of an online engagement platform.




For media, please contact media@c40.org.

For general enquiries, please contact Tim Cholibois, C40 Finance and Economic Development Initiative.