Call for climate finance experts to join the City Finance Lab committee

by South Pole / Climate-KIC at 09 Apr 2018
Call for climate finance experts to join the City Finance Lab committee

South Pole is looking to establish a committee of city climate finance experts to steer Climate-KIC's City Finance Lab (CFL).

The CFL is managed by South Pole and operates under Climate-KIC's (LoCaL) flagship program on cities, the Low Carbon City Lab (LoCaL). The CFL aims to identify, develop and scale new financial tools for a low carbon, climate-resilient transition.

The CFL committee is set to meet twice a year. The function of the CFL committee is to take responsibility for strategic direction and to decide on the final selection of innovative finance solutions for the CFL. More specifically, the committee will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Sign-off on definition of CFL vision, mission and multi-annual strategy
  • Approve targets: number of innovative finance solutions, impact, unlocked capital
  • Sign-off on yearly action plan and respective detailed budget
  • Approval and endorsement of progress reports to overseeing entity
  • Final selection of innovative finance solutions for the CFL
  • Approval of Technical Advisory teams for the innovative finance solutions
  • Appointment of future Committee members

Committee member profile
The initial CFL Committee members will be appointed for a duration of 1 year by the consortium of partners of the CFL, including South Pole, Imperial College, CDP and the Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV), and validated by Climate-KIC.

Committee members will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • They should be highly reputable, internationally-recognised experts on climate finance for cities. Members should have a broad vision and substantial experience in cross-disciplinary expert processes.
  • They should be experienced professionals, holding an advanced university degree, proven record of publications and/or solid background in city-related program management and field/research project management in the area of climate finance for cities.
  • They should currently be municipal finance practitioners with the appropriate expertise.
  • Most importantly they should have strong experience in managing groups or networks of experts, extensive communication and interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and, drawing from their international recognition by peers, the capacity to attract and draw expert networks.
  • The Committee should reflect an assortment of technical disciplines, balance of regional expertise as well as consideration of gender representation.

Please download the CFL presentation for further information on the initiative. For more in-depth details on the role of the committee, refer to the attached PDF document or click here.

To submit an application, please send an email to, including:

  • Short paragraph on your motivation to be part of this committee
  • CV (attached)

The deadline for sending applications is Friday, May 11th, 2018.

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