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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18 Oct




Opening Plenary

· 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

Public sector mobilizing sustainable energy investments

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


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

Bundling sustainable energy projects by municipalities in the Athens Metropolitan Area

Platform to boost energy efficiency investments in homes and commercial buildings


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

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

Scaling up the energy efficiency finance market ‎‎‎‎‎‎ ‎


Lunch 🍽️ Networking


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

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

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


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

Support to cities and municipalities in mobilising sustainable energy investments

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


Coffee break ☕ Networking


Smart City project aiming to create and replicate Positive Energy Districts – example of Amsterdam

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

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


Closing Plenary

· Moderated by Aneta Willems, Head of Department of Natural Resources, Climate, Sustainable Blue Economy and Clean Energy, CINEA
· Head of Covenant of Mayors office


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