FINANCING AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Compete4SECAP will soon release its series "Fact sheets on financing opportunities" to offer useful guidance supporting local authorities to explore and understand funding opportunities available to them beyond standard municipal budgets. Each will highlight specific (municipal) cases which have successfully applied some of the most relevant, replicable and innovative financing mechanisms which cities should consider taking advantage of.
Below you can see a growing set consolidating other relevant materials and tools from other initiatives which also may prove useful.

GUIDANCE

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy Interactive Funding Guide

The Covenant of Mayors (CoM) for Climate and Energy has set up an Interactive Funding Guide providing insights into mutliple funds, instruments and other schemes which might be applicable to locatl authorities wishing to finance climate actions.

GREEN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Green Public Procurement (GPP) Good Practice

The EC's DG Environment is regularly publishing good practice cases (written by ICLEI) which are especially oriented towards helping authorities in green public procurement (GPP). This list of cases includes numerous examples directly relevant to Compete4SECAP (e.g. buildings, heating, electricity, lighting, transport...), as well as many other measures local authorities should implement to be more sustainable.

 

Public Procurement for a Circular Economy

The EC's DG Environment has published a series of guidebooks helping to steer public authorities down the GPP path. Their latest guidance document (written by ICLEI) focuses on the circular economy angle, but includes numerous recommendations and examples about energy as well - it is available in multiple languages, including for several Compete4SECAP countries.