Climate finance

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How can we prepare Brno for Climate Change?

Brno

According to #brno2050 strategy and the votes from the citizens, one of the most important aspects of the quality of life will be the healthy and living environment as well as the nature in the city. Let's prepare Brno for Climate Change!

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How can the city centre of Brno become car-free?

Brno

Give an overview of how the traffic and the parking situation is like today and what problems in the city are linked to this. Describe what the exact problems are, related to privately owned cars (POV), which should be solved.

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How can we cool the city together?

Zagreb

As many other highly urbanised areas Zagreb is significantly warmer than its rural surroundings. City itself is heat island, but there are also smaller spaces in the city warmer than others - heat islands.

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How can we develop a system to measure green areas in the urban environment of Brno

Brno

The goal is to be able to better measure green areas in Brno by using GIS and satellite data.

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How can we create green buildings and green community spaces for expats?

Brno

Sustainable building, or green building for expats in Brno. Challenge by DOMEQ and Foreigners.cz

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Evaluation of the meteorological data of Brno

Brno

Evaluation of the meteorological data of Brno to identify climate hot spots Evaluation of mainly meteorological indicators

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How can technologies help us to ensure efficiency, security and sustainability of energy systems?

Moscow

Urban energy systems are faced with multiple challenges: unbalanced load, lack of efficiency, security threats. How can we use technologies to ensure that energy system becomes more reliable, balanced, stable and sustainable?

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Can we map the riskiest areas in climate challenges for Toulouse Metropole?

Toulouse

Help us to create solutions to find the right information for a new climate risk management model that will bring more participation and transparency.

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How can we scale up Agrobiodiversity?

Nova Gorica

In a time of climate change, biodiversity is what we need to assure food security & resilience. Seed Library is an effective mechanism for collecting and distributing seeds. The goal of Seed Library is to protect biodiversity in food system and promote public access to seeds.

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How to we transform financial markets?

In cities, the funding gap for sustainable infrastructure is $93 trillion globally over the next 15 years. Focusing on promising investment vehicles as well as project preparation and capacity building will allow investors to be matched to bankable green assets in cities.

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The global financial system plays a critical role in the climate agenda. Financial markets offer both the biggest threat to advancing toward a zero-carbon resilient future, and the biggest opportunity for investing in the future.

Money plays a central role in economy, yet the goods and services provided by the earth cannot all be monetised. Thereby climate remains external to the current global economic system. The financial systems, as the collection of markets that direct financial flows around the world, is therefore central to shifting financial flows towards investment in assets that are aligned to climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.

Transforming financial markets requires a change of the ‘rules of the game’. Financial markets can impede progress where they are structured around short-term and purely financial profit making. As shown in the experience of the UN Environment Inquiry initiative, the formation of a new  understanding of sustainable finance needs new narratives - narratives which can challenge the “economically rational” individual as well as the corresponding mindsets of short termism and profit maximisation. Such narratives need to be woven into the society as a whole in order to be successful in the financial markets. This challenge therefore focuses primarily on the system level changes in the economy that will allow the financial markets to systematically incorporate and integrate climate externalities into financial decision making and value models.

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