18 Sep 2023 03:00 pm
Event Type : Webinar
NIUA has entered into a strategic partnership with GIZ for the Sustainable Urban Development -Smart Cities II (SUDSC II) project, which is jointly implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Under this project, NIUA and GIZ have jointly initiated the “SUDSC-II Webinar Series” to support setting up of Communities of Practice. The webinar series is a set of curated dialogues focusing on urban topics related to the municipal finance, climate resilience, digital innovations for urban governance and shall be conducted on the ‘Connective Cities Network’. The third webinar under this series is titled as "Mobilising Resources for Green Infrastructure Projects: Green Bonds". The webinar intends to initiate discussions on the need for identifying the investment gaps and infrastructure needs; need for shifting from traditional ‘grey’ financing instruments to options of green financing (green bonds in particular); how to seek financing via green bonds; requirement of a policy framework at different levels (central, state, local government level), etc.