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Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?

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Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reach the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and the European Union’s climate and energy objectives. Buildings represent the largest economic potential for energy efficiency. While the most developed economies need to accelerate the decarbonisation of their existing building stock, emerging economies need to move towards the construction of zero emission, efficient and resilient buildings.


The needed acceleration of investments in buildings energy efficiency can only be reached through the mobilisation of private finance, which requires adapted policy frameworks.


This event, which will take place on 11 December 2017 at the Grande Arche de La Défense, in Paris, France,  aims to take stock of progress made, 2 years after COP 21, which saw significant commitments taken by banks and investors on energy efficiency, and to look at the next steps in order to accelerate investments in energy efficiency in buildings. It takes place the day before the International Climate Summit organised by the Office of the Presidency of the French Republic in Paris.


The event targets particularly financial institutions, policy makers as well as energy efficiency project developers and companies. It aims to bring concrete solutions to the whole investment value chain and it will address the following key questions: how to accelerate the development of bankable projects? How to develop the supply of finance for energy efficiency investments? How to shape policies to create an investment-friendly environment? And how to ensure the mobilisation of all market actors?


This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums contract, funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme.


The conference will be held in French and English, with simultaneous interpretation.


Please register here.


You can find more information at the link below.

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
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