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.
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
Investing in an innovative climate adaptation technology for urban settings – lessons from the Netherlands
Aligning local renovation strategies with national policies: a multi-level renovation impact framework
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
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
Supporting (local) policy decisions and renovation action to prioritise investments in energy efficiency
Nature and the city - Finance and procurement of Nature-based Solutions for urban climate change adaptation (cont.)
Carbon Risk Real Estate Monitor: A tool to align asset investments with the Paris Agreement objectives
ELENA-supported investment to increase energy efficiency in 127 buildings owned by the State of Berlin
Helping households invest in high-performing technologies with financing from local financial institutions
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!