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The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Financing

Access to capital and innovative financing mechanisms is often a critical enabler for initiatives. Cities have an important role to play creating or expanding financing options and improving access to such financing, both for city-led projects (i.e., public sector) and for those projects that initiate on the private sector side.

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