A snapshot of urban green finance in two Indian cities: case studies of Hyderabad and Kolkata
Increasing the transparency and accountability of urban climate governance in this way will serve as a starting point for identifying investment gaps and exploring opportunities for mobilizing new resources. It will also help to identifying ways to mainstream climate change and environmental objectives at central-, state-, and city-level through a well defined sectoral planning and budgeting process. With these aims in mind, this study examines the landscape of urban green finance in two Indian cities, Hyderabad and Kolkata. It maps the flow of green finance from public and private sources towards sectors contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation in these two cities.