Who we are

Low Carbon City Lab

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.



How we work

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.

Join Us!

LoCaL is looking to collaborate with:

  • Cities that need training on infrastructure, want to showcase potential projects and implement climate finance schemes
  • Solution providers that want to develop catalytic mechanisms aiming at generating a pipeline of bankable assets in cities
  • Development finance institutions and development agencies for training and capacity-building programmes, project preparation and city climate finance

About EIT Climate-KIC

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.

Meet the Team

Victor Gancel

Programme Manager
Low Carbon City Lab

Susanne Pedersen

Director, Climate-KIC Nordics

Malte Schneider

Director, Decision Metrics and Finance, Climate-KIC

Marc Weissgerber

Chief Financial Officer, Climate-KIC

Patrick Bürgi

Director Public Sector, South Pole

Robert Kelly Ph. D.

Director Business Line Air

Skylar Bee

Project Management Officer, Low Carbon City Lab



Where would we be without our partners