OECD ‘Financing Green Urban Infrastructure’ working paper

The OECD working paper Financing Green Urban Infrastructure presents an overview of practices and challenges related to financing green sustainable cities. Cities are essential actors in stimulating green infrastructure, and urban finance is one of the promising ways in which this can be achieved. Cities are key investors in infrastructure with green potential, such as buildings, transport, water and waste. Their main revenue sources, such as property taxes, transport fees and other charges, are based on these same sectors, so cities have great potential to ‘green’ their financial instruments. At the same time, increased public constraints call for a mobilisation of new sources of finance and partnerships with the private sector.

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