3Ci is an innovative collaboration of local government and the private sector.
Our mission is to support local authorities in securing the necessary long-term finance for achieving net zero.
We are creating a wider partnership, including UK Government, Innovate UK, Metro Mayors, Combined Authorities, Scottish and Key Cities, Counties and Districts and a growing league of private investors, financiers, advisors, developers and built environment technology professionals.
Achieving net zero is an urgent global challenge and government investment alone is not enough to achieve the transformation we need across our homes, businesses and infrastructure; enabling private investment will be critical.
3Ci, The Cities Commission for Climate Investment, is an innovative collaboration of local government and the private sector. Our mission is to support local authorities in securing the necessary long-term finance for achieving net zero.
3Ci is working to leverage the combined scale of cities and regions to mobilise finance and drive investment into low and net zero carbon projects across all local areas together, rather than individual ones. We believe this is the key to unlocking the investment so urgently needed.
Our place-based experience and ability to convene government, community, industry and financial institutions, makes us perfectly placed to help deliver the investment needed to get cities and regions to net zero – and get there fast.
LONDON REGIONAL INVESTOR EVENT
Thank you! 200+ Attendees 25 Speakers
“300 registered delegates coming to the Catapult, organised by the Greater London Authority, London Councils and our core team at 3Ci enabled us to have a conversation that is not otherwise possible almost anywhere in the world. We focused on combining the value of the place with the logic of capital so that local government and city wide government with pension funds, insurance companies, bankers and financial advisors can grasp the important task of investing in a liveable planet.” Prof Greg Clark CBE FAcSS, Chair of 3Ci (Cities Commission for Climate Investment) and Connected Places Catapult
The event hosted insightful conversations around the challenges and opportunities for local net zero projects, new funding models and the next steps in driving net zero investment in London.
UK Cities Climate Investment Commission Launch
Net Zero is an urgent challenge, and one that we must meet strategically and collectively to have a real chance of achieving.
The first Commission of its kind, 3Ci is working as a co-led partnership, engaging urban areas across the UK to accelerate common, investible solutions to the climate crisis.
3Ci Joint declaration
Nations around the world are providing unprecedented levels of support for their urban areas to create green growth and reduce carbon emissions. We call on Government to support a transformational programme of green growth, bringing £330 billion of investment to the UK.
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Shining a light on funding sustainable cities’ futures
Over 200 delegates participated in discussions about how cities and investors can come together to fund a just transition to net zero. Two major new initiatives to help accelerate the net zero transition were announced on 29 June as 3Ci – the Cities Commission for Climate Investment – hosted a London Regional Investor Event at […]
Sutton’s Green Enterprise Partnership Accelerates SME Decarbonisation
Driving local regeneration – economic and environmental Small businesses employ around 60% of the workforce in the UK – and generate 1/3 of territorial greenhouse gas emissions1. With a target to reach net zero as a borough and 93% of businesses in the borough being classified as ‘micro’, Sutton are making smart use of business […]
Newcastle’s Low Carbon Neighbourhoods
Iterating towards a tailored neighbourhood retrofit solution in partnership with Northern PowerGrid Place based decarbonisation needs to happen at scale. But as 3Ci’s research has demonstrated, the sums of money involved are eye watering. Treating each property in an area as an individual unit to be optimised is unlikely to result in the most cost-effective […]
Net Zero Neighbourhoods: an opportunity to sweeten the deal for investors
Local authorities in the UK face significant challenges in funding the net zero transition. In response, 3Ci proposes the Net Zero Neighbourhoods model, an innovative concept that packages net zero projects together – such as residential retrofit and waste management – to attract private sector investment. 29.06.23, LONDON, 3Ci – the Cities Commission for Climate […]
- Shining a light on funding sustainable cities’ futures
- Sutton’s Green Enterprise Partnership Accelerates SME Decarbonisation
- Newcastle’s Low Carbon Neighbourhoods
- Net Zero Neighbourhoods: an opportunity to sweeten the deal for investors