ECN will actively take part at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place on 18-19 February 2020. Two of ECN’s current projects, CitizEE and Prodesa, will be presented. This Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place is the biggest event of its kind in Europe, showcasing successful developments 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.
The 2020 edition of the Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place will include 30 breakout sessions divided into 6 thematic strands: innovative sustainable energy planning; financing clean urban mobility; financing energy efficiency in public sector; financing home renovation; financing energy efficiency – sources of value; future-proof investments – financing climate adaptation.
On the 11th of December 2019, the European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times.
ECN seeks to further explore the big potential for crowdfunding for sustainable finance and, especially, the energy efficiency sector. Current levels of investment in sustainable energy are not on track to help meet the EU’s climate and energy goals for 2030. The use of private capital for necessary investments in energy efficiency and small-scale renewables, in particular in buildings and businesses, is expected to increase significantly. Crowdfunding can play a role in this.
We believe that accelerating private investments into sustainable energy and climate adaptation is crucial to keep the promise allowing to ensure a climate-neutral Europe in the long-term and to prepare our cities and regions for the current and future impacts of climate change. ECN is looking forward to share knowledge and develop further collaborations, you can meet us during the presentations of our two projects:
- Scaling up investments through citizen financing schemes – CitizEE
- Energy efficiency project development for South Attica – PRODESA
To register please visit the website of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place