UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Finance for Tomorrow, an initiative of Paris EUROPLACE, are joining forces to stage three days of action on sustainable finance in the city where decisive action on climate change was finally taken in 2015.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
Energy efficiency is the best investment in sustainable energy that has multiple benefits. Yet, its vast potential is not realised. What are the challenges – as it’s seen by the industry? How can regional and local authorities can foster such investments? What are the financial hints and tricks to make a project attractive for those who finance it?
This webinar aims to discuss these questions among others and assist those considering to draft and implement ambitious local and regional EE policies and actions.
Post date: 17 Oct 2018
The PROSPECT learning programme enables peer-to-peer learning in regional and local authorities in order to finance and implement their sustainable energy and climate action plans. The programme builds upon successful financing schemes implemented in cities and regions in the European Union.
PROSPECT is open to all local authorities: cities, regions and their energy and climate agencies or municipal companies, from EU-28 countries + Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYRoM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia. +info
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
This conference aims to share best practices from Malta and Italy as well as other countries on how to finance energy efficiency investments. It will cover, among others, experience gained with the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical insights into developing and structuring investment programmes. There will be time for debate and networking.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
By joining the scheme, the two banks will adopt standards which are currently being tested as part of an EU-backed pilot programme involving banks and financial institutions representing a combined lending power of over €3 trillion, equal to around 20% of the EU’s GDP.
The pilot scheme aims at trialling new criteria for energy efficiency mortgages for homebuyers. The proposed standards will provide lenders with the critical information they need to understand how energy use and efficiency improvements impact on mortgage risks.
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland, RVO.nl) supports the greening of real estate, the implementing of energy legislation, working with EPCs and making use of EPC Facilitators from the European guarantEE project, a collaboration of 14 European partners co-financed by the European Commission through Horizon 2020.
Post date: 12 Sep 2018
THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2018, 16:00 – 20:00
How do today’s low-carbon successes shape the future of energy? What policy approach is needed to ensure competitiveness in a low-carbon future? How can innovative financing practices boost low-carbon technologies and products?
These are some of the questions speakers from the EU institutions, industry, agencies and think tanks will aim to answer.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF), which was initiated as a public-private partnership in December 2009 by German development bank KfW and the European Investment Bank (EIB), surpassed major milestones in 2017, increasing the total financing it has provided to final borrowers to over EUR 600 million across more than 25,000 individual projects.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Europe’s Energy Efficiency and GHG Targets will not be reached without concerted effort from policy-makers and the private market. According to International Energy Agency (IEA) EU needs to invest $1.3 trillion in energy efficiency in buildings from 2014-2035 because 75% of Standing EU Buildings were built with no, or minimal, energy-related building codes. Europe’s EE challenge in buildings mainly concerns the energy efficient renovation and investments in its existing buildings stock. This challenge cannot be tackled without the commitment of the financial sector.
Post date: 11 Jan 2018
On 12 December 2017, Green Tagging emerged as the new strategy for Europe’s leading banks to scale up financing of energy efficient housing and real estate, concluded a new report from Climate Strategy and the UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. The report was released in Paris alongside the One Planet Summit hosted by France’s President Emmanuel Macron.
Post date: 16 Dec 2017