GET READY FOR 2050: How to Finance Climate and Energy Plans

Watch the third and final session of GET READY FOR 2050 for a discussion on the financing mechanisms for local and regional sustainable energy projects.

Speakers’ slides

The nature of investments are changing as fast as the climate does. What options are there for financing and funding local and regional sustainable energy projects?

In this third and final session, we discussed available financing sources and funding schemes for local/regional stakeholders’ sustainable energy projects. We focused on: 

  • Public procurement of innovation (PPI)
  • Energy Performance Contracts (EPC)
  • ELENA Facility (European Local Energy Assistance)
  • Energy Communities and Crowd-funding


9:30 – 10:40 CEST Part I – presentations

Welcome – Hadrien Michel, DG ENER

Discover the CoM – Europe Financing guide – Mariangela Luceri, Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office

Market engagement in public procurement of innovation: the example of Kindergarten Loptica – Denis Premec, Regional Energy Agency North

E-FIX Project – Testing innovative financing instruments for energy efficiency in the EU and the Eastern Neighbourhood – Andreas Karner, ConPlusUltra

STEPPING Plus – Energy Performance Contracts in Public Buildings – Lisa Sentimenti, AESS Modena

Development of mobility points in Riga metropolitan area with ELENA – Liena Krumina, AC Konsultācijas

Energy communities as game changer in the European energy market – Silvia Assalini, ICLEI

10:50 – 12:00 Part II CEST – thematic breakout sessions

Room 1: Public procurement of innovation
Hosts: Denis Premec (C-Track 50) and Diego Mattioli (Municipality of Narni, Italy)

Room 2 – Energy Performance Contracts
Hosts: Lisa Sentimenti and Silvio De Nigris (STEPPING Plus), Żaneta Latarowska and Jakub Menin (E-Fix)

Room 3 – ELENA – European Local ENergy Assistance
Hosts: Aija Zucika (C-Track 50) and Reinhard Six (European Investment Bank)

Room 4 – Citizen Finance (Energy Communities and Crowdfunding)
Hosts: Silvia Assalini (DECIDE) and Andreas Karner (E-Fix)

About the webinar series

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe, H2020 projects C-Track 50 and PentaHelix are joining forces for a unique joint event series for local/regional public authorities and their stakeholders, entitled “GET READY FOR 2050”. Divided in three online sessions, the event series aims to support participants in three central areas: building effective collaboration processes, (successfully) planning for the future, and financing climate and energy plans. Supported by high-level experts and other invited EU initiatives, organisers are offering participants an interesting mix of inspiring presentations and small-group discussions to tackle the main challenges and seize opportunities related to the central themes.

Find the other sessions of the GET READY FOR 2050 series of webinars: