Transformative Actions Program (TAP)

We help to transform local climate infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.

Feature – tap latin america pitch event

Focusing on the Latin America and Caribbean region, this pitch event will present successful financing opportunities, give tips and tricks of project pitching, and enable the space for eight selected projects in the TAP pipeline to test their pitch in front of a panel of representatives from renowned funding institutions.

28 May, 16:00 CEST | 10:00 EST

What is the tap?

A global initiative to support local and regional governments transform their low-emission and resilient development infrastructure concepts into mature, robust and bankable projects ready for financing and implementation.

How does it work?

We mobilize projects through annual calls. Those that show high transformative potential get increased visibility to potential investors, and are connected to project preparation facilities and financial partners.

Just three steps

Featured work

Successful local government fundraising and project pitching

Using the example of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, this knowledge product gives practical tips on successful fundraising and project pitching.

Climate Finance Decision making tree

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This decision-making tree guides local and regional governments through a series of questions that help them consider and find the most suitable financing tools.

Bankability Checklist

Although there is no commonly approved definition of bankability, this checklist collects the benchmarks funders looks at before financing a climate project.

Who is behind the TAP?

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability leads the initiative supported by a multitude of partners specialized in climate finance and investments.

Why partner with us

WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US

  • We learned a lot about challenges on the ground and discussed ways to improve the overall planning process. A key factor is early-stage community engagement and the usage and implementation of social and environmental safeguards.

    Arne Janssen
    Arne Janssen Urban Environment Specialist, Cities Alliance
  • Listening to the pitches [of local governments’ climate projects] has been very insightful for us, as we focus on early-stage project preparation. On the one hand, we got insights into a number of projects presented by very different actors with their own points of view on project preparation. On the other hand, we got a better understanding of the difficulties these diverse actors encounter, which we can take into account when developing trainings or providing support to municipalities.

    Susann Mende
    Susann Mende Senior Policy Advisor, Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Makindye Ssabagabo Local government in Uganda was elevated to Municipal status in 2016 and this raised the expectations of the community who anticipated immediate quality services. The entity identified the critical projects for implementation but was resource-constrained and opportunities under TAP have seen critical project concepts fine-tuned but above all TAP has been a platform to interact with potential funders.

    Kivumbi Alex
    Kivumbi Alex Head of Innovation and Resource Mobilisation committee, Makindye Ssabagabo Municipal Council, Uganda
  • The prospects of Makindye Municipality in Uganda to access climate funding for its Rail project were boasted after the project was showcased at the Darling Cities Event 2020.

    Kivumbi Alex
    Kivumbi Alex Head of Innovation and Resource Mobilisation committee, Makindye Ssabagabo Municipal Council, Uganda
  • The exposure and feedback we received from the financial experts were very constructive in helping us to develop our project proposal even further.

    Rulien Volschenk
    Rulien Volschenk Environmental Management Officer, Overberg District Municipality, South Africa
  • As a project developer and manager in the city of Bukavu (DR.Congo), one thing I could not realize is that I was having limited knowledge about the needs and requirements of funders.

    Venance Alwende François Project Developer and Director of the Mayor’s International Relations Office, Bukavu, D. R. Congo
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