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    Urban development sector

    Cities are the source of about 75% of the world’s CO2 emissions but they also represent a valuable ally in the fight against climate change and the drive towards Circular Economy. Mayors are often the ones who work on practical and long-term solutions, being responsible for purchasing zero-emission public transport, constructing energy efficient social housing and subsidising energy-saving and photovoltaic systems in buildings.

    The EIB tackles environmental and social issues by supporting projects that make life in urban areas more sustainable. We support investments into integrated urban development, urban regeneration and renewal, as well as into water and waste management services, sustainable mobility, education and health infrastructure that benefit all citizens.

    We help urban authorities access tailor-made solutions and accelerate their urban investment projects through URBIS, a dedicated advisory platform.

    Download the EIB Climate Action in Cities Overview 2020  

    Do you need finance or technical assistance for your project?

    We offer a wide range of financial products, as well as technical assistance through URBIS, a dedicated advisory platform within the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH), Jaspers and other advisory services benefitting cities including ELENA, EPEC and fi-compass.

    Do you have a question?

    For enquiries regarding the financing facilities, activity, organisation and objectives of the EIB, contact the Information Desk
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