A public-private fund aiming to raise more than 750 million dollars to improve resilience and contribute to mitigating climate risk in least developed cities and regions in least developed countries or those most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Countries have now set up a number of mechanisms to fund climate mitigation and adaptation at a national level. However, what this blended finance fund offers is the possibility to act at subnational level, whereby cities, regions and provinces can develop medium-sized infrastructure projects to contribute to the climate transition. 

The fund will invest in waste optimization, renewable energy, high energy performance lighting and water and sanitation projects. Its work will enhance local contributions to national climate plans and to national contributions, in accordance with the Paris Agreement. 

This project was set up by R20, an NGO representing a global alliance of cities and regions. In November 2020, it had already raised a first tranche of subordinated public funding from the Green Climate Fund, aimed particularly at attracting private funds.  

$750 millions
The SCF’s first fundraising target is 750 million dollars

Breakdown : 150 million dollars of public financing and 600 million dollars of private funds

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Partners: 
Pegasus Capital Advisors is hosting the first fund set up by the SCF.
R20, a global network of cities and regions tackling climate change, coordinates project activities.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, provides technical assistance and capacity consolidation.

BNP Paribas is a private fundraising partner. 
Gold Standard issues certification for funded projects.

Website: www.regions20.org/sub-national-climate-fund-sncf-2/

Monitoring of financing from the Green ClimateFund:
FP152: Global Subnational Climate Fund (SnCF Global) – Equity | Green Climate Fund

Specific monitoring of the grant element aiming to reinforce capacity in cities and regions.    
www.iucn.org/theme/nature-based-solutions/initiatives/nbs-finance-mecha…  

Contact : secretariat@regions20.org