The Commission will actively support ways of activating private sector investments through the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG)
Working together to bridge the energy efficiency financing gap
The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) was established in 2013 by the European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). EEFIG work is providing a significant contribution in accelerating private finance to energy efficiency. Our current policy focus is on the European Green Deal and within the EU Recovery Plan frameworks.
EEFIG addresses barriers to energy efficiency financing through both policy design and market-based solutions to increase the scale of energy efficiency investments across Europe. Composed of over 300 representatives from more than 200 organisations, EEFIG's strength are its members - spanning public and private financial institutions, industry representatives and sector experts. EEFIG works through working groups that target specific themes. Through a multi-level stakeholder dialogue, working groups identify opportunities and barriers in the long-term financing for energy efficiency, and propose policy and market solutions.
The annual plenary meeting 2021 took place on 9-10 February. It was a novelty in two aspects: being held virtually and open to the public. High level
The InvestEU Programme will bring together, under one roof, the European Fund for Strategic Investments and 13 other EU financial instruments.
On 26 February, the European Commission hosted a Sustainable Energy Investment Forum (SEI Forum) webinar on integrated home renovation services
UNEP FI and the EBF have launched a unique report assessing the extent to which the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Activities could be applied
UNEP FI is continuing its partnership with EIT Climate-KIC to bring some of the world’s leading thinkers to contribute to a series of thought leadersh...
EEFIG is participating with a session at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place and EUSEW
The Taxonomy and Tagging EEFIG Working Group provided a useful additional point of contact between practitioners,both in finance and energy efficiency...
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