Welcome to the Low Carbon City Lab Training Hub

About Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL)

Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL) aims to reduce emissions and increase resilience globally by unlocking investments in climate-smart action at the city level and by developing assessment tools to support investors and cities in their climate objectives. Cities lack the internal competences to access climate finance and prepare attractive projects to investors. This knowledge gap hinders meaningful climate action while reducing cities’ ownership of large-scale infrastructure projects.

About this LoCaL Training Hub

Our Training Hub will empower cities in improving and better integrating their climate planning with finance planning. It specifically:
  • Empowers cities in training them in green infrastructure procurement; project design and financial structuring
  • Provides innovative ways to train cities and investors in assessing their impact

Each course has been developed by different providers in partnership with Climate-KIC. See the Course Information page for each course for more details.

What’s on offer?

You can access a range of online learning courses from this training hub (see the Course E-Shop panel at the bottom of this screen). There are free to view and paid courses. Each course offers an informative and engaging mix of learning materials that give you the ‘must know facts’ on different city climate finance subjects. You are free to view the learning materials in the different courses in whatever way meets your needs.

Course E-shop

All courses are open for you to join!

Select any of the courses below to begin (select an image or the course title below each image)

Training on what the green bond market is and how to access this low-cost capital for your city’s climate friendly infrastructure project.
Training on using Results Based Finance and the Gold Standard for Global Goals to access low carbon city investments.
Training on the sustainable infrastructure financing process, from project preparation to final close – a MAVA Foundation funded course.