Investment platforms backed by EU funds are investment facilities that typically pool smaller and higher-risk projects by geographic location or sector. This helps to share risk better, make it easier to attract private investors and eventually unlock financing for individual projects. By aggregating investment projects, Investment platforms also reduce transaction and information costs, facilitating more minor tickets. The platforms themselves can then provide loans and equity financing to the underlying projects, depending on their specific needs.
This interactive event organised by the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe (CoM – Europe) will introduce the EU-backed Investment Platforms addressing energy efficiency with an overview of active IPs in Europe. To dive deeper into concrete examples, an example of IP for urban investment will be presented. Secondly, it will give space to cities and municipalities to share their own experience and learn from each other.