Name of initiative R20
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://regions20.org/
Related initiatives
Starting year 2010
End year
Secretariat R20 Headquarters, 48 Chemin Du Grand Montfleury, CH 1290 Versoix, Geneva, Switzerland, Phone: +41 22 755 65 45,

Email: secretariat@regions20.org

Organisational structure On behalf of the General Assembly, the Governing Board carries out all acts that further the purposes of the organization and is responsible for managing the organization’s business. The Board of Partners provides the R20 Governing Board with a valuable working group that helps to strengthen alliances; improve project implementation success; and supports the fundraising goals of the organization. The R20 also has an Executive Committee. R20 Headquarters are located in Switzerland, but R20 also has several regional offices.
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation R20
Type of lead organisation Network/Consortium/Partnership
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description The R20 supports regions to develop policy and a portfolio of bankable projects for transitioning to the green economy. The R20 help regions build an effective green deal flow at sub-national level. R20 is developing a pipeline of green infrastructure projects in Waste, Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency, through public private partnerships by bringing together public authorities, technology partners and financial investors
Objectives To help sub-national governments around the world to develop low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects.
Activities Implements and evaluates low-carbon projects within subnational governments;

Facilitates investments in low-carbon projects within subnational governments; Technical training and events; Outreach and communications

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue, Funding, Capacity building, Technical dialogue
Activity of initiative Policy planning and recommendations, Financing, Training and education, Knowledge production and innovation
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals R20 promotes a number of innovative financial mechanisms to facilitate the development of the most promising projects. On the one hand, the Pre-Investment Facilities (PIFs) allow project teams to conduct the feasibility studies required for bankability: on the other hand, the Leonardo DiCaprio Philanthropic Planet Pledge Fund (PPF), and The Sub-national Climate Fund, provide and attract additional investment capital to fund project implementation.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 566  
Companies 0
Business organisations 500 Business and Project Facilitators
Research and educational organisations 13 American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment

Washington DC (USA),  Ecole des Mines- Saint Etienne (France),  Ecole Nationale Polytechnique d’Oran - Es Sénia (Algeria),  Nanjing University - School of Environment (China),  Research Institute for Spiritual Environments - Seoul (South Korea),  Sustainability Management School (Switzerland),  Tsinghua University - School of Public Policy and Management (China),  Université des Sciences et de la Technologie d’Oran (Oran),  Bir El Djir (Algeria),  University of California (USA),  University of Geneva (Switzerland),  University of Leeds (United K.),  University of Victoria (Canada).

Participants national actors number=1

Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 1 Mali
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 52 Wilaya of Oran (Algeria),  Nord Region (Burkina-Faso),  Hauts-Bassins Region (Burkina Faso),  Region Oriental (Morocco),  Region of Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate (Morocco),  (Nigeria) Delta State,  (Nigeria) Ogun State,  (Rwanda) Western Province,  (Senegal) Region of Dakar,  (Senegal) Region of Matam,  (Senegal) City of Thiès,  (Tanzania) Dodoma Region,  (Tanzania) Kagera Region,  (Tanzania) Songwe Region,  Mukono (Uganda),  Gujarat State (India),  Province of Cebu (Phillipines),  (South Korea) Gyeonggi Provincial Government,  (China) Shenzhen Low Carbon City,  City of Vienna (Austria),  Region of Lower Austria (Austria),  (Austria) City of Güssing,  (Croatia) County of Istria,  Region of Île de France (France),  Region La Réunion (France),  (Portugal) Region de Azores,  (Romania) Alba County,  Province of Flevoland (Netherlands),  Province of British Columbia (Canada),  (Mexico) State of Baja California,  (Mexico) State of Campeche,  (Mexico) State of Chiapas,  (Mexico) Municipality of Villa de Alvarez,  State of Colima (Mexico),  (Mexico) State of Sinaloa,  (Mexico) State of Quintana Roo,  (Mexico) Municipality of Novolato Sinaloa,  California (USA),  Connecticut (USA),  Michigan (USA),  State of Acre (Brazil),  (Brazil) State of Mato Grosso,  Brazil State of Sao Paulo (Brazil),  (Brazil) State of Rio,  (Brazil) State of Para,  (Brazil) City of Sao Paulo,  (Ecuador) Province of Pichincha,  (Peru) City of Santiago de Surco,  (Peru) Municipality of Distrital de la Molina,  (Peru) Municipality of Miraflores,  (Peru) Municipality of Santiago.

Members can be found here: http://regions20.org/members-and-partners/national-and-subnational-authorities/

City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0 Green Finance Network (United Kingdom) - includes sovereign wealth funds; public and private equity investors; capital markets/bank lending; and public finance mechanisms.
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
No No No Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No No
Last update: 13 August 2020 12:29:02

Not only have national states as participators