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What can small-medium sized cities do to raise capital for resilience projects?

The key answer is aggregation. Joining forces with other cities and broadening the scope of their interventions they have the possibility to unlock finance for larger projects to achieve resilience.

To guide cities into this filed, the BwB and Smart Cities Marketplace teams are proud to unveil a comprehensive Solution Booklet focusing on financing for small-to-middle sized cities. Available in English, French, and German, this resource offers crucial insights into aggregating finance for climate adaptation and resilience projects.

In particular we delve into:

- Energy Performance Contracting (EPC)

- Community-led finance

- Joint entities for cross-city collaboration

Discover strategies for attracting private investment, guiding city officials through financial decisions, and understanding the societal impact of funding and financing choices. Real-world case studies from all over Europe provide actionable lessons for city decision-makers.

Link to the report on the EU Commission website:

BwB’s Asen Charliyski and Tommaso Buso will be in Cascais, Portugal, for the upcoming EU Urban Resilience forum to discuss the outcomes of this work as well as new tools such as urban resilience bonds.

Find more information about the event here:


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