Latin American Pitch Event

Latin American Pitch Event

A climate investment showcase with the Transformative Actions Program (TAP)

One of the main bottlenecks identified why local governments continue to be unable to access climate finance is the limited knowledge about the needs and requirements of funders. Furthermore, they rarely have the opportunity to engage with them directly. In a similar way, financial institutions and investors encounter difficulties in identifying bankable projects from sub-national governments and have limited exposure to the wide range of projects that cities have.

This event supported by GIZ / FELICITY, with a focus on the Latin American and Caribbean region, aimed to (i) contribute to a better understanding of financing opportunities (ii) give tips and tricks of project pitching, as well as (iii) enable the space for selected projects to test their pitch and concept.

After the presentations, eight TAP project developers divided in two groups (in each group four) had the opportunity to make their pitch using a standard template, and get recommendations from the group and a jury consisting of financial partner/institution representatives.

Interpretation have been offered in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

To know more about what has been discussed, read the event report, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese:

English Report Informe en Español Relatório em Português


  • 16:00-16:30 CEST | Opening Session

    Introduction and moderation

    Maryke van Staden, Director of carbonn Climate Center, ICLEI World Secretariat


    Welcome speech

    Mara Eichinger, Project Manager of the FELICITY team


    Keynote speech                                                                     

    Rodrigo de Oliveira Perpetuo, Regional Director ICLEI South America Secretariat

  • 16:30-17:30 CEST | Funding sources and financial schemes for urban Development

    One of the challenges is that local and regional governments need a better understanding of the technical assistance and funding opportunities, as well as the climate finance architecture. These sessions will give an overview of existing and upcoming international, national financing sources. Speakers will bring practical examples explaining how cities can access these opportunities.


    Introduction and moderation         

    Edgar Villaseñor Franco, Regional Director ICLEI Mexico, Central America & Caribbean Secretariat


    Call for action

    Giulia Macagno                     EIB Gap Fund

    Malte Lellmann                   GIZ C40 CFF

    David Albertani                    R20, SnCF

    José Antonio Urteaga         IDB, IRENA-IDB Alliance to drive the energy transition in Latin America

    Serge Allou                           UCLG, IMIF


    Q&A session

    Members of the audience will be invited to address their questions to the speakers

  • 17:40-20:30 CEST | Project pitching

    Project pitching