Advancing Innovations in Climate Finance

Quantification and Disclosure of Climate Risk

Quantification and Disclosure of Climate Risk

Advancing Innovations in Climate Finance

Disclosing climate risk of municipalities is important as cities are on the frontlines of climate change infrastructure and investments. Learn how Canadian cities in CUSP's membership are showing leadership through collaborating on a multiyear phased initiative to begin disclosing and ultimately quantifying climate-related financial risk and opportunity.
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Sustainable Finance

Sustainable Finance

Local improvement charges (LICs), sometimes called property-assessed clean energy (PACE), are emerging as an innovative financing tool for Canadian municipalities. What must cities know about using PACE/LIC to unlock long-term sustainable climate financing? This knowledge-exchange convened by CUSP explores opportunities and challenges of PACE/LIC in the Canadian experience.
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Internal Carbon Pricing

Internal Carbon Pricing

An internal carbon price places a monetary value on greenhouse gas emissions which municipal corporations can then factor into investment decisions and business operations. This knowledge-exchange convened by CUSP explores recommendations for establishing an internal carbon pricing policy and process to inform decision making and procurement by City departments.
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Community Efficiency Financing

Community Efficiency Financing

The $300M Community Efficiency Financing (CEF) fund, launched on March 31st, 2020, supports municipalities and partner organizations in accelerating home energy projects utilizing innovative financing. This knowledge-exchange helps CUSP members and partners better understand CEP objectives, funding and capacity-building offers, while also helping funders and partners better understand municipal priorities
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