Transformative Actions Program (TAP)


Name of initiative Transformative Actions Program (TAP)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address
Related initiatives
Starting year 2015
End year
Secretariat ICLEI World Secretariat, Kaiser-Friedrich-Str. 7, 53113 Bonn, Germany, Tel. +49-228 / 97 62 99-00, e-mail:
Organisational structure The TAP is launched and managed by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation ICLEI
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Germany


Description The TAP managed by ICLEI aims to raise local and regional climate ambitions as well as to accelerate the implementation of transformative local climate actions.
Objectives Led by ICLEI, the TAP was first launched in 2015 with the goal to catalyze and improve capital flows to cities, towns, and regions and strengthen the capacity of local and regional governments to access climate finance and attract investment.

Furthermore, showing the demand and diversity of local projects, TAP contributes to raise awareness and advocates closing the gap between the availability and the accessibility of climate funds by subnational governments.

Activities As of 2019, the TAP pipeline has 45 projects with an identified investment need of 2.5 billion euro.

TAP is a partnership of many organizations committed to the TAP objectives, each contributing in a specific way, defined by the respective partners, in consultation with ICLEI. The ICLEI World Secretariat (ICLEI WS) maintains and develops new partnerships. These include public and private finance institutions, governments at all levels, United Nations and technical support agencies, city and subnational networks, associations, research and other non-governmental organisations, philanthropic foundations, and initiatives. Partners involved technically and/or financially build up a value chain supporting each step of the project cycle. TAP partners as of November 2019 are: ● UN-Habitat, ● GIZ/FELICITY ● GIZ/CoM SSAIII ● Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation, ● Global Fund for Cities Development (FMDV), ● European Investment Bank (EIB), ● R20 Regions of Climate Action (R20), ● Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF), ● C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ● Cities Alliance.

Projects received from local and regional governments go through a basic screening focusing on completeness and transformative approach and if fulfill, can benefit from tailored services offered by ICLEI and the TAP partners to guide project development and achieve maturity and financeability

One or two success stories achieved In the past five years, at least 23 TAP projects were successfully financed and implemented. In addition, many more were connected to financial institutions and partners while receiving attention at international events (e.g at the climate COPs, Resilient Cities Global Forum, etc.).

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Implementation, Funding
Activity of initiative Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Financing
Goals To achieve a global transformation to a climate resilient, low-to-no emission future, with the necessary investment in robust and sustainable local infrastructure in all cities, towns, and regions around the globe.

To contribute to close the gap between the demand for bankable projects and local projects seeking for finance.

Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved - services offered by TAP partners
- increasing visibility at international events
- marketplace
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals Goals have not changed, but since 2015 services offered by ICLEI and TAP partners have an increasing role.
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative Number of TAPped projects: project that manage to access finance or got implemented
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 13  
Companies 1 bettervest (Germany)
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 6 C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (United Kingdom),  Global 100% RE Platform (Germany),  Global Fund for Cities Development - FMDV (France),  Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation (Switzerland),  R20 - Regions of Climate Action (Switzerland),  Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (Switzerland)
National states 0
Governmental actors 2 Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ (Germany),  Covenant of Mayors in Sub Saharan Africa component III and FELICITY (Belgium)
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 3 United Nations Human Settlements (Kenya),  Cities Alliance (Belgium),  UN Capital Development Fund -UNCDF (USA)
Financial Institutions 1 European Investment Bank (Luxembourg)
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 0
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
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Last update: 8 January 2020 09:45:46

Not only have national states as participators