CDP Matchmaker provides insights and catalyzes action for climate resilient, sustainable and equitable infrastructure projects across the globe. While trillions will be required annually by 2050 to address climate risks for urban infrastructure, local governments continue to face significant barriers in accessing capital to finance climate-related projects.
CDP Matchmaker bridges the barriers between public entities and potential investors by analyzing and showcasing projects in adaptation, transportation, renewable energy, water management and energy efficiency to our network and partners, including policymakers, companies and the capital markets. CDP Matchmaker better positions local governments for more robust technical assistance, funding and financing opportunities to mitigate against and adapt to climate change.
Cities, States & Regions and Public Authorities disclose project data annually through CDP.
Cities, States, Regions and Public Authorities report projects through their annual questionnaire(s):
CDP analyzes project data and develops insights to support partnerships and targeted action.
Cities, States and Regions often require technical assistance in order to develop projects from concepts to an investment-ready stage. By disclosing with CDP, public sector project proponents have greater access to CDP’s network of partners ranging from federal agencies in the US and Canada to project preparation facilities like the City Climate Finance Gap Fund for cities in the Global South.
Read about African cities and their need for greater access to financial and technical support.
Read about infrastructure projects seeking funding in Latin America.
CDP data highlights hazards cities face from climate change and the urgent need for them to put people at the heart of their climate action.
CDP develops knowledge resources informed by project data.
Explore toolkits, webinars and other resources about funding and financing sustainability projects, how to incorporate social equity into the development of and planning for sustainable infrastructure and urban climate finance topics.
CDP engages key investors and corporate actors on opportunities to support urban climate infrastructure.
Investors from both the public and private markets benefit from the use of CDP data from local and state governments and public authorities to inform decision making, reduce risks and identify opportunities. CDP reporting is fully aligned with the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), highlighting the risks, opportunities, metrics, targets and governance practices of hundreds of local governments, states, regions and public authorities.
CDP’s uniform and comparable disclosure data accelerates a broader understanding of the type of projects seeking funding and can be used as a tool for local and state governments and public authorities to report on the use of bond proceeds. Investors also participate in convenings with local and state governments and public authorities and can participate in CDP’s Municipal Disclosure Campaign to support greater public disclosure. Please visit the Capital Markets Webpage if you are interested in learning more about CDP’s work with the capital markets.
Whether you are a local government, investor, company or not-for-profit, contact us to learn more about how to participate fully in CDP’s Matchmaker