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Land value capture: Leveraging land for financing climate action

The ongoing surge of urbanisation globally is now compounded by the challenges imposed by the urgency of climate change. Providing investment and making planning decisions that are consistent with climate policy challenges is key for addressing sustainable development issues while financing and building low-carbon, climate resilient and inclusive cities. As a set of policy instruments, Land Value Capture (LVC) can improve access to this high-hanging fruit.

This session explores the key principles underpinning LVC and policy discussions on the impact climate adaptation and mitigation measures may have on property values, examples for the application of land value capture instruments across the world, and paths towards quicker adoption and implementation of LVC to finance key components of the climate agenda in an inclusive manner. Attendees actively discuss ways to seize opportunities to implement LVC and to deal with challenges facing subnational stakeholders, while they use LVC to finance climate adaptation and mitigation measures.

For more information, check out the Global Compendium on Land Value Capture, compiled by OECD in close cooperation with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.


  • Ruben Werchan, Senior Policy Officer for Sustainable Urban Development, Division 423 Environmental policy, urban development, mobility, circular economy, marine conservation, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Matteo Schleicher, Junior Policy Analyst in the Economic Analysis, Data and Statistics Division in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities
  • Enrique R. Silva, Director, International Initiatives, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
  • Amy Cotter, Director of Climate Strategies, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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