EU and public-backed investment platforms for energy efficiency

This interactive event will introduce the EU-backed Investment Platforms addressing energy efficiency with an overview of active platforms in Europe.

The 16 December 2021

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.

Agenda

  • 13:55 – 14:00 Technical check-in
  • 14:00 – 14:05 Welcome: Angela Russo, Covenant of Mayors Office
  • 14:05 – 14:20 Introduction to EU and public-backed investment platforms: Mr Jean-François Machard, Energinvest
    • Main characteristics of EU and public-backed investment platforms
    • Operating IPs across Europe
  • 14:20 – 14:35 Investment platform in action – an example from Bulgaria: Ms Iva Petkova, Fund for Local Authorities and Governments
    • Bulgarian Urban Investment and Advisory Platform
  • 14:35 – 14:55 Q&A
  • 14:55 – 15:20 Interactive session between cities & municipalities: Cities and municipalities exchange experience and best practices
    • Investment platforms in the national and local context
    • Experience with investment platforms in the local context
    • Challenges, advantages and success factors
  • 15:25 – 15:30 Closing remarks & goodbye