Covenant of mayors investment forum
energy efficiency finance marketplace

25 October 2023

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Times indicated in CET (Brussels time)
25 Oct




Opening Plenary

· Welcome by Paloma Aba Garrote, Director, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
· Kurt Vandenberghe, Director General, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
· Hans Van Steen, Principal Adviser, Coordination of the Just and Green Energy Transition, Directorate-General for Energy
· José Antonio Álvarez Álvarez, Vice-Chair, Banco Santander
· Joško Klisović, President of the City Assembly of Zagreb, Rapporteur Commission for Environment of the Committee of the Regions

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Coffee break ☕ Networking

Cities and regions at the centre of the Clean Energy Transition and climate adaptation

Mobilizing sustainable energy investments in the public and private sectors

Emerging approaches to boost energy efficiency finance


How public authorities can prepare local heating and cooling plans and initiate impactful projects.

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Seamless services for Housing Energy Efficiency Renovation in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Dublin’s innovative project finance and delivery structure to upscale sustainable energy investments

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REMARKABLE Climate Leaders - Stimulating Investment Towards Carbon Neutrality

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One stop shops to support energy communities

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Improving energy security and citizens’ lives through EU taxonomy-aligned green homes and green finance

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Lunch 🍽️ Networking


The role of Positive Energy Districts in the ongoing energy transition in urban areas

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ELENA – European Local ENergy Assistance, the INTERACT project

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Guaranteed financing schemes for deep energy renovations of multifamily buildings

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Generating resilient actions against the heat island effect on urban territory

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Transformation of the district heating system in the Šaleška valley

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Accelerating family home retrofitting with a cost neutral, on-tax, end-to-end solution in The Netherlands.

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Coffee break ☕ Networking


The City of Amsterdam and a green blue solution share key success factors for collaboration based on real life deployment stories

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Support to cities and municipalities in mobilising sustainable energy investments

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Social energy services: co-designing communities with people in energy poverty

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Closing Plenary

· Eero Ailio, Adviser, Energy transition and local governance, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
· Frédéric Boyer, Co-lead of the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy - Europe Office
· Aneta Willems, Head of Department Natural Resources, Climate, Sustainable Blue Economy and Clean Energy, CINEA


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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