Climate Finance Toolkit for Low-Carbon Transport

This toolkit is a set of knowledge material intended to give an overview of existing climate finance sources for low-carbon transport. It is based on GIZ’s broader definition of climate finance as all public and private financial flows for climate projects in developing countries and emerging economies.

The publications listed in this toolkit explore both public and private financing and funding sources at the domestic level as well as international development finance and climate funds that are eligible for sustainable transport. The structure of the toolkit reflects the relative importance of public domestic sources, private sources, international development finance and climate funds in terms of their share in transport spending. Additional training material and knowledge products are included in the final section.

This toolkit is targeted at national and local policy makers, transport planners and operators. It aims to enhance their understanding of the complex climate finance architecture and to support them in finding the right source of financing and funding for low-carbon transport projects in order to ensure financial sustainability.


Content Overview Climate Finance Toolkit

This content overview helps you navigate through the toolkit. General information  This introductory chapter gives background...
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General Climate Finance Decision-Making

Where to start? Which financing tool suits your context?  This Climate Finance Decision Making Tree is...
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Global Landscape of Climate Finance

This report provides a comprehensive overview of global climate-related primary investment and tracks how much public...
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GIZ position paper on Climate Finance

This position paper serves as the basis for understanding the definition of climate finance that underpins...
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Transport Readiness for and Access to Climate Finance

This webinar provides a good introduction and overview on climate finance within the transport sector. It...
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Financing Urban Transportation Policies and Programs

This webinar explores low-carbon urban mobility plans and focuses on planning and financing. Issues around the...
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Climate Finance as the Engine for More Low-Carbon Transport

This document is the result of the work of an international expert group on climate finance...
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Financing Needs for Sustainable Transport Systems for the 21st Century

This background paper was presented at the 7th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Form in Asia, taking...
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Funding and Financing Mechanisms for sustainable mobility

This report summarises the main mechanisms identified with the potential to generate resources for sustainable urban...
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Introduction to Congestion Charging

This guide provides information about congestion charging as a potential policy to mitigate congestion in cities....
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Local Funding Options for Public Transportation

This report evaluates eighteen options for local funding instruments eligible to support finance public transport projects...
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Who’s paying what in terms of Public Transport?

Across the world, urban sprawl and traffic congestion in cities have generated an ever-growing need for...
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The potential of Land value capture (LVC) to finance public transport

The rapid growth of cities in developing countries and associated positive trends in economy and real...
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Mobilising Private Investment in Sustainable Transport Infrastructure

This brochure and working paper respectively introduce and detail a set of financing mechanisms to up-scale...
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Alternative Financing Sources for Sustainable Transport

Public-Private-Partnerships and Institutional Investors This paper was prepared for the Hong Kong Roundtable on Enhancing Private...
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Mobilising Private Sector Financing for Sustainable Transport

This background paper was prepared for the Eighth Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia,...
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World Bank Tranportation PPP Toolkits

The World Bank developed and collected a range of transportation toolkits on the establishment of public-private...
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Financing Sustainable Urban Transport

This report is a product of the knowledge and experiences of many experts who shared their...
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Green Bonds

Green bonds became an increasingly important innovative debt financing instrument to complement traditional public funding sources....
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Topic Guide: Funding and Finance of Sustainable Urban Mobility Measures

The SUMP topic guides were created to supplement the SUMP “core guidelines”. They were also updated...
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Sustainable Urban Transport Financing from the Sidewalk to the Subway

This technical guidebook proposes a comprehensive urban transport financing framework to support cities in developing countries...
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Handbook on Urban Infrastructure Finance

This comprehensive handbook explores financing instruments and innovative, sustainable revenue sources for cities to overcome infrastructure...
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Shaping the Role of Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport

The particular issue addressed in this report is how climate finance can be used to leverage...
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World Bank Group

The World Bank Group provides technical as well as financial assistance for many sustainable transport projects...
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European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Since its creation, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has long provided financing for...
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Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has several funding windows that finance low-carbon projects. The Climate Change...
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European Investment Bank (EIB)

The European Investment Bank (EIB) aims to advance the take-up of sustainable transport solutions by mobilising...
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Webinar on Urban Transportation and Climate Finance

This webinar introduces to climate finance in relation to urban transportation. The primary focus is on...
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Climate finance: 2019 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance

The nineth edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance provides a general...
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Progress Report of the MDB Working Group on Sustainable Transport

This progress report informs about the progress and achievements of the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in...
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A Systematic Approach for the Use of Climate Finance to Sustainable Transport

This document identifies how scarce International Climate Finance (ICF) can be systematically used to significantly scale-up...
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Accessing Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport

This document serves as a practical guide for developing country governments on how to access existing...
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Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established in 1991 and serves, like the GCF, as operating...
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Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the largest climate fund and supports developing countries in their...
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Transport Readiness for Climate Finance

A framework to access climate finance in the transport sector This paper informs about the necessary...
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Clean Technology Fund

The Clean Technology Fund is one of the two multi-donor trust funds under the Climate Investment...
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Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport

The second meeting of the International Expert Group on Promoting Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport reviewed...
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Climate Finance for Sustainable Transport

As a pre-event to ADB Transport Forum in Manila, Philippines, the interdisciplinary Expert Group on Promoting...
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City creditworthiness self-assessment and planning toolkit

This toolkit is intended to help improved the creditworthiness and access to finance of local authorities...
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WRI Learning Guide “Financing Sustainable Urban Development: An Introduction”

This interactive learning guide on “Financing Sustainable Urban Development: An Introduction” aims to support city officials...
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Tool: Green City Finance Directory | Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance

The Green City Finance Directory is a useful tool for subnational governments and stakeholders to identify...
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Guidelines for Building a National Landscape of Climate Finance

This guide draws lessons from the Climate Policy Initiative’s experience in developing national landscapes of general...
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Mastering Mobility Training on SUMPs and Finance

These materials are dedicated to the topic of finance, more specifically financing resources and the criteria...
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