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The Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.

This webinar, organised in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, will discuss in particular the financing of investment into energy efficiency in the Industry sector.

The webinar (11:00-13:00 CET) will be of particular interest to public authorities, energy agencies, industry, insurers and financing institutions/investors. It will hear 4 presentations:

  • An introduction from DG Energy,  European Commission;
  • Winfried Braumann, from REENAG, will present the project TrustEE funded by the Horizon 2020 programme;
  • Daniel Magallon from BASE – Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy, will talk about the Energy Savings Insurance (ESI) Europe project that has also received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme;
  • Maria Netto from the Inter-American Development Bank will share about the experience of supporting the set-up of an ESI mechanism in South America and will provide further background and experiences.

There will be time allowed for questions and answers with each presenter.

This event is organised by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) as part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.

Video recording from the latest SEI Forums webinar is now available on the EASME Youtube channel



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13 December 2018, 11.00 - 13.00 (CET)