Urban areas are vulnerable to climate change impacts. Urban communities are key to achieve global climate targets. Cities have made ambitious commitments and inspired a ground-up movement. The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa, an EU initiative, supports local authorities in their fight against climate change and in efforts to ensure access to clean energy. The UN Capital Development Fund's Local Climate Adaptive Living facility promotes climate-resilient communities and local economies by investments in adaptation at the local level in least developed countries. Cities will be showcased that have accessed these initiatives and developed concrete actions. Speakers will share best practices and discuss the challenges local authorities and cities face in financing climate change resilience.