Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum
Energy Efficiency Finance Marketplace

15-16 June 2021

This is an online event. All sessions will be hosted on this website. You must be registered and logged in to your account to access the sessions.


The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place is the largest event of its kind in Europe, showcasing successful projects on financing energy efficiency, climate adaptation and innovative energy planning, as well as initiatives working across Europe to facilitate the market for climate and sustainable energy finance. The conference brings together cities, financial institutions and other actors to exchange on good practices and successful solutions to common challenges.

The event is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, the Directorate-General for Climate Action, and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors initiative.

Presentations and proceedings from last year’s conference can be found here.


Day 1


Opening session

Dirk Beckers – Director, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Ditte Juul Jørgensen - Director General, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
Clara De La Torre - Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission
Rafal Trzaskowski - Mayor of Warsaw and Covenant of Mayors Board member  
Matthias Seewald – Chief Investment Officer Allianz France


1. Driving change locally: sustainable plans and strategies for the energy transition

2. Financing Energy Efficiency in the public sector

3. Renovation Wave: Boosting investments in Home Renovation

4. Innovative Solutions to finance energy efficiency and renewables

5. Public Investments in climate change adaptation innovation

6. Discussion forums: supporting the energy transition


Quality Management Systems as tools to implement smart Energy and Climate Action Plans - the European Energy Award

Bundling sustainable energy projects by seven municipalities in the Athens Metropolitan Area

One-stop-shop for the energy refurbishment of condominiums in the Padova metropolitan area.

Quantifying and communicating the impacts of energy performance investments.

Investing in an innovative climate adaptation  technology for urban settings  – lessons from the Netherlands

Renovation Wave: implementation at the regional and municipal level


Aligning local renovation strategies with national policies: a multi-level renovation impact framework

The challenge of introducing energy performance contracting in Latvia

RenoBooster: Hauskunft, the Smart Renovation Hub in Vienna

Energy savings insurance and energy efficiency as a service - innovative tools to boost investments

Tallinn’s new Climate Action Plan and methodology for calculating storm water fees at municipal level

Investments in sustainable energy – the role of cities and support offered by the European City Facility


Helping cities lead the way to a carbon-neutral future

Bundle Up Next: Bundling sustainable energy projects in Portugal

Turnkey solution for the energy renovation of private residential housing in France

LAUNCH and PROPEL H2020: Experiences in standardising energy efficiency projects to access secondary markets

Nature and the city - Finance and procurement of Nature-based Solutions for urban climate change adaptation

Cities and energy communities: working hand-in-hand for the energy transition


Supporting (local) policy decisions and renovation action to prioritise investments in energy efficiency

Sustainable transformation of public buildings and infrastructure in the City of Gijon

Quality assurance and financial reinforcement of third-party financing operators in France

Standardised assessment and innovative (re-)financing of industrial sustainable energy investments

Nature and the city - Finance and procurement of Nature-based Solutions for urban climate change adaptation (cont.)

ESCOs as a key tool in achieving energy efficiency targets for Europe

Day 2


Cities transitions to carbon neutrality by 2050: the example of Dublin

A one-stop-shop approach to renovate public buildings through EPCs

EIB energy efficiency project with Alior Bank S.A and Residential EE project in Jelgava, Latvia

Moving the mortgage sector towards energy efficiency: The Energy Efficient Mortgage label

Genoa’s path towards climate resilience – How to mobilize funding for urban climate adaptation

The new Energy Poverty Advisory Hub: local action against energy poverty


Transition roadmaps to energy efficient, zero-carbon urban heating & cooling

Financing deep retrofits of public buildings in Flanders based on strategic portfolio management

Refurbishment of multi-family houses in vulnerable districts of Barcelona metropolitan area (ES)

Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor: A tool to align asset investments with the Paris Agreement objectives

Evolving Regions – Social innovation for targeted investments in regional climate action

Towards large-scale roll out of "integrated home renovation services" in Europe


A framework for citizen engagement and collaboration at local level

ELENA-supported investment to increase energy efficiency in 127 buildings owned by the State of Berlin

Investment in the energy renovation of Social Housing in Italy

Helping households invest in high-performing technologies with financing from local financial institutions

The EIB’s new investment strategy for climate change adaptation

Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)


Closing remarks

Andy Deacon - Director of strategy and operations, Global Covenant of Mayors (Rapporteur)
Christian Strasser
- HoU LIFE Energy & LIFE Climate


Marketplace & networking

The marketplace will take place on the afternoon of 16 June and will feature a virtual fair with opportunities to speak directly with representatives of institutional stands. Through the virtual exhibition hall you'll be able to visit over a dozen stands, each displaying their own material for download, videos to watch, and contact information. Most importantly, you can join stand representatives in online meeting rooms to hear presentations and/or start up conversations with them. One-to-one meetings may also be scheduled in advance. The booking period for this will open shortly—stay tuned!

Info session on LIFE clean energy transition and climate change adaptation and mitigation


meet our speakers