What it's about:
As we enter an era of demands on cities sparked by climate change - induced shocks and stresses, ingenuity by cities is in high demand for both resilient solutions and finance.
Where will cities find the funding stream to support inventive resilience-related projects that strengthen the capacity of governments, communities, institutions and businesses to survive,
adapt, and grow in?
Here are three elements to take away for a fresh era of market finance:
- Collateral Benefits
- Benefit Cost Analysis
- Potential Sources of Finance
Additional key takeaways include a resource list of funding mechanisms for resilience projects.
Why it's noteworthy:
Can resilience investments be funded with traditional infrastructure finance mechanisms? The article suggests yes.
Are there changes in the marketplace that will make resilience investment an everyday occurrence, not a special case? The article suggests that revising benefit cost analysis and furthering collateral benefits from projects will help the market to pivot to resilience investments.
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