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Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum

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Financing energy efficiency in the public sector took a big step with the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum. This forum gathered more than 550 representatives from local authorities, industry and financial institutions to discuss the key success factors for financing climate adaptation, clean urban transport and energy efficiency in cities and regions.

 

This was the biggest event of its kind in Europe to date, showcasing 30 successful projects on financing climate adaptation, energy efficiency, clean mobility and innovative energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate the market for climate and sustainable energy finance.

 

Practitioners had a unique opportunity to network and to share experiences and best practices on the development of bankable investment pipelines in order to enable replication by other interested project promoters.

 

The aim of the event was to offer real capacity building for peers in cities and regions. The proceedings collect an overview of the event, centred around in-depth presentations on 30 successful projects, which were grouped into 6 different strands: innovative sustainable energy planning; financing clean urban transport; financing energy efficiency in the public sector; financing home renovation schemes in cities and regions; innovative financing schemes for climate and sustainable energy; and financing climate adaptation.

 

The proceedings are available on-line:

https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/covenant2019_proceedings.pdf