UNC School of Government

Paying for Green Government: Financing and Implementing Sustainability Initiatives

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About the course

Overview

This course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to planning and funding greener government operations. The Environmental Finance Center will lead a participatory workshop that focuses on the finance and policy challenges that arise when local governments consider implementing energy efficiency, green building, fuel efficiency, waste reduction, alternative energy projects, and other sustainability initiatives. Participants will learn how to select green projects for their community; what basic finance tools are available for green projects; how to leverage third-party equity to take advantage of tax credits; and how to apply for guaranteed energy savings contracts. The course will also cover relevant information on how to apply federal stimulus money to greener government.

Topics - Local and State Government

  • Other Local Government Functions and Services

Who should attend

Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles Attorneys Tax and Finance Officials Planning and Zoning Professionals

Trust the experts

Jeffrey Hughes

Jeff Hughes joined the School of Government in 2002. He has more than 25 years of experience assisting communities in addressing finance and policy challenges related to the provision of environmental services and programs. Hughes is the author of numerous reports, guides, and articles on environ...

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