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EEFIG Plenary meeting 2021

EEFIG Plenary Meeting

EEFIG organises annual plenary meetings that are open to all members and interested parties. The next plenary is taking place on 9-10 February 2021 in virtual format. This will be the occasion to discuss the good results of the different work streams in 2020 and draw up possible pathways for EEFIG in 2021 and towards the 2030 target.

With the Renovation Wave announced last October, the European Commission aims at doubling renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will enhance the quality of life for people living in and using the buildings, reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, boost digitalisation and improve the reuse and recycling of materials. However, building renovation is one of the sectors facing the largest investment gap in the EU. The Commission estimates that in order to achieve the proposed 55% climate target by 2030, around EUR 275 billion of additional investments are needed per year. In this context, EEFIG will play a key role in the activation of private-sector financing by identifying best practices and innovative approaches and helping them scale-up.

With a combination of keynote speeches and high-level panel discussants on current issues in energy efficiency finance, the EEFIG Plenary meeting 2021 will be the occasion for participants to discuss the good results of the different work streams in 2020 and draw up possible pathways for EEFIG in 2021 and towards the 2030 target.

Established in 2013 by DG Energy and the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), EEFIG is an open dialogue and work platform for public and private financial institutions, industry representatives and sector experts to identify the barriers to the long-term financing for energy efficiency, to propose policy and market solutions. The group has engaged more than 120 active members from about 100 organisations throughout the EU.

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  • Live streaming available

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Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) on behalf of DG ENERGY and UNEP FI
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EEFIG Plenary Meeting Agenda


Day 1 (open access):

  • Welcome and introduction by the convenors
  • Keynote speech by Ditte Juul Jørgensen, Director-General for Energy, EU-Commission, on the role of private finance for the Renovation Wave
  • Keynote speech on EEFIG’s role in 2021
  • Presentations of representatives of EEFIG working groups
    • Financial Best Practices
    • Multiple Benefits
    • Asset-level energy performance correlations
    • Energy efficiency in industry
  • Coffee Break
  • Panel I: Financial Institutions (FI) Panel – EEFIG in 2021 and how it contributes to the green transition towards 2030
  • Panel II: EEFIG in 2021-2022 - immediate priorities
  • Conclusions and closuring remarks

Day 2 (members only):

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Best practice financial instruments – What are the best practises and how do we replicate and scale them?
  • Multiple Benefits – Do they affect financing decisions; can they be monetized?
  • Asset-level energy performance correlations – Are energy efficiency loans less risky and should it affect regulation?
  • Coffee break
  • Energy efficiency in industry – A part of the broader decarbonisation agenda for large industries, but what about the SMEs?
  • Energy efficiency financing in the framework of the next MFF 2021-2027 – How can EU funds leverage private investments?
  • EEFIG towards 2030 – How can EEFIG best contribute to the European Green Deal?
  • Conclusions and closuring remarks