LoCaL is an EIT Climate-KIC flagship programme that unlocks climate finance for cities. Within LoCaL, public and private organisations work together to identify, test and scale innovative tools and solutions tailored for cities and investors. Since 2015, LoCaL has supported many cities in both emerging and developed economies through:
# Training and Capacity Building: LoCaL offers training on access to finance, capacity building, and project preparation, in close collaboration with Climate-KIC education. Visit the LoCaL Training Hub.
# Project acceleration: LoCaL aims to align and accelerate project generation at the city level by developing a pipeline of bankable green investments.
# Investment mechanisms: LoCaL aims to identify and scale innovative funding models for cities and support the implementation of climate finance mechanisms in cities. Visit the City Finance Lab.
We focus on levers of systemic change and a selection of priority areas where innovation is most needed to achieve deep decarbonisation (fossil fuels) and effective adaptation. We act as a platform to catalyse cross-sectoral, transformational change through innovation. This entails providing funding, composition of innovation consortia, working together with our partners to take a portfolio approach to innovation options, enrichment of business model design and implementation, tailored support for experimentation and scaling and support for very early stage ideation and pre-seed innovation.
LoCaL is looking to collaborate with:
EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation, comprising of over 250 leading partners from business, academia, the public sector and NGOs. Our ambition is to contribute to creating a prosperous, inclusive, climate resilient society with a circular, zero-carbon economy. We are funded by the European Institute of Technology, a body of the European Union.
Programme Manager Low Carbon City Lab
Director, Climate-KIC Nordics
Director, Decision Metrics and Finance, Climate-KIC
Chief Financial Officer, Climate-KIC
Director Public Sector, South Pole Group
Director Business Line Air
Project Management Officer, Low Carbon City Lab