Call for applications: Global Climate City Challenge


Get your urban climate project financed – apply for the Global Climate City Challenge!

The Global Climate City Challenge is a joint initiative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), representing over 9,000 cities from six continents, to provide technical assistance that helps prepare and fast-track financing of urban climate action projects. The GCoM and the EIB collaborate on this Challenge with global and local city networks, including Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Groupas well as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The Challenge is open to municipal and local authorities or entities such as municipal companies, utilities and local banks with an interest in addressing climate change.

Together with its partners, the EIB will choose six projects that will be taken through the Bank’s appraisal process with the objective to obtain financing for their project and free project preparation and technical assistance support. Eligible cities must be GCoM signatories through one of the regional covenants or via a GCoM network, or be planning to sign.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply by filling in the preliminary application form and send it by 28 February 2019 to the e-mail address:

The results of the selection will be published in the first quarter of 2019.

For any queries, concerning applications please contact:

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