Covenant of mayors investment forum
energy efficiency finance marketplace

18 October 2022

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The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place is an annual conference 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.

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Times indicated in CET (Brussels time)
18 Oct




Opening Plenary
Paul Henri Spaak Room

· Welcome by Dirk Beckers, Director, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
· Clara De La Torre, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Climate Action, European Commission
· Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Energy, European Commission
· Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo, Covenant of Mayors Ambassador and Chair of the Bulgarian Delegation at the European Committee of the Regions
· Recorded video message by Thomas Östros, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB)


Coffee break ☕ Networking

Cities and Regions driving change: innovative energy planning and climate change adaptation solutions

Strand 1: Paul Henri Spaak Room

Public sector mobilizing sustainable energy investments

Strand 2: Louise Weiss Room

Emerging approaches to boost energy efficiency investments in residential and commercial buildings

Strand 3: Simone Veil Room


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

Paul Henri Spaak Room

Bundling sustainable energy projects by municipalities in the Athens Metropolitan Area

Louise Weiss Room

Platform to boost energy efficiency investments in homes and commercial buildings

Simone Veil Room


Capacity building for local and regional authorities on innovative finance for sustainable energy and climate plans

Paul Henri Spaak Room

Supporting small and Medium-sized municipalities in renovating their public buildings through energy services in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region

Louise Weiss Room

Scaling up the energy efficiency finance market ‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎

Simone Veil Room


Lunch 🍽️ Networking


Integrated approach tourban climate adaptation in Leuven (Belgium), by engaging citizens indeployment of Nature Based Solutions.

Paul Henri Spaak Room

District Heating and District Cooling Investment Programme in the North-Denmark Region

Louise Weiss Room

One-stop-shops to stimulate home renovation demand in Valencia (ES) and Rotterdam (NL)

Simone Veil Room


Enhance capacity of Veneto cities (Italy) to respond to climate change (hydro-geological risk) by a multi governance approach

Paul Henri Spaak Room

Support to cities and municipalities in mobilising sustainable energy investments

Louise Weiss Room

Supporting home owners in their energy renovation projects in five German cities and regions

Simone Veil Room


Coffee break ☕ Networking


Does size really matter? Replicating smart city solution in small and mid-sized cities.

Paul Henri Spaak Room

Scaling up public funding for the energy efficiency of buildings by attracting citizen investments

Louise Weiss Room

Renovation of multi-family buildings mitigating energy poverty in Central and Eastern Europe and in former Soviet Union republics

Simone Veil Room


Closing Plenary
Paul Henry Spaak Room

· Christian Strasser, Head of Unit of the LIFE Energy and Climate unit at CINEA
· Petya Pishmisheva, Co-lead of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe
· Hans van Steen, Principal Adviser in the Directorate General for Energy, European Commission


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