Financing Climate and Energy Action in African Cities
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Across the globe, cities have progressively become key actors in the fight against climate change. In Sub-Saharan Africa, they are both critical emitters of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and places of increasing vulnerability. From 2015 to 2019, CoM SSA supported the development of Sustainable Energy Access and Climate Action Plans (SEACAPs) and the implementation of climate and energy activities in thirteen pilot cities across the continent. The CoM SSA initiative is currently focussing on the implementation of the SEACAPs and supporting local governments to access climate finance. Dedicated SEACAP financing activities, led by ICLEI Africa, have progressively built the capacity of CoM SSA signatory cities to understand the finance landscape, prepare robust climate and energy projects and partner with funders and financiers to implement them. This publication sheds light on solutions developed by cities in Sub-Saharan Africa.