On 19 May 2017 a conference in Copenhagen discussed best practices in financing energy efficiency in the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe. Representatives from European and local institutions and the private sector discussed policies that aim to create more favourable investment conditions for energy efficiency, as well as ways of boosting large-scale investment and financing for sustainable energy.
The conference focused on the perspective of institutional investors. Participants also shared examples of good practices in Denmark, Finland and Sweden and more widely in Europe on developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes in different sectors (the public sector and social housing, industry, and the residential sector).
The conference was organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as one of several events organized as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative, funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme. These events aim to stimulate dialogue between public authorities, the financial sector and all stakeholders involved in delivering investments in sustainable energy.