Practices

European wide funds

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is an international financial institution owned by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank has lending operations both in and outside its member countries. NIB...

EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) reform

Structural reform of the European carbon marketThe European Commission is taking action to address the surplus of emission allowances that has built up in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), largely as a result of...

Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE): a new LIFE financial instrument

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action, with a main objective to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-...

LIFE (2014-2020) and PF4EE, the financial instrument for energy efficiency

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU since 1992. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU...

COSME – the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.   COSME builds upon the Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme (...

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

Horizon 2020 is the European Union's new Research and Innovation Framework Programme. Running from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion, Horizon 2020 builds upon the successes of the current...

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) 2014-2020

Cohesion policy 2014-2020 represents approximately 1/3 of the EU budget, reinforcing its role as the Union's main investment policy for growth and jobs and implementing EU policies.  Regional Policy is delivered through...

Structural and Cohesion Funds 2007-2013

Please see the current European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI) 2014-2020 here.   The Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund are the financial instruments of EU regional policy, which intends to narrow the...

Financial incentives supporting EPBD recast objectives (Article 10, Directive 2010/31/EU)

Article 10 of Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD recast), requires for Member States to outline the existing and proposed measures and instruments including those of financial nature, which promote the objectives of the Directive. These lists...

Support schemes promoting the use of energy from renewable sources (as per Directive 2009/28/EC)

Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC defines ‘support scheme’ as: “any instrument, scheme or mechanism applied by...