Celsius Talk: Sustainable financing for heating and cooling
There are more green financial instruments than ever before from major funders and investors supporting sustainable solutions. Still, it is very challenging for cities and heating and cooling providers to find adequate capital allowing them to finance projects deploying technologies that will enable a leap in the energy transition.
In the hopes to help cities overcome the financing barriers they face, The Smart Cities Marketplace’s Sustainable Districts and Build Environment Action Cluster, and the Celsius Initiativeare, are pleased to welcome you to this workshop marking the launch of its Heating and Cooling Initiative. Focusing on financing integrated energy systems, it will put a spotlight on identified challenges and give recommendations for how they can be resolved.
In collaboration with the Urban Agenda Energy Transition Partnership (UAETP), The Smart Cities Marketplace Action Cluster, the Horizon 2020 project FlexiGrid, the Celsius Initiative will produce advisory report for the EIB and DG Energy on abridging the gap between funders and energy transition projects. During this webinar, participants will have opportunities to both learn about and give valuable feedback on the paper.
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ACTION CLUSTER MEETING SUSTAINABLE DISTRICTS AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Launch of Heating & Cooling Initiative
with a Special Focus on Financing Integrated Energy Systems
Moderated by: Magnus Andersson, Financing Expert at the Celsius initiative and Partner at IMCG.
|10:00||Welcome by the Action Cluster Sustainable Districts & Built Environment and the European Commission|
|Paul Cartuyvels, Action Cluster Chair & Georg Houben, Policy Officer at DG Energy|
|10:10||Presentation of the Heating & Cooling Initiative|
|Sofia Lettenbichler, Action Cluster Initiative Leader & Policy and Projects manager at Euroheat & Power|
|10:20||UAETP paper: Unlocking Financing for District Heating – Challenges and recommendations|
|Magnus Andersson, Financing Expert at the Celsius initiative and Partner at IMCG.
Kristina Lygnerud, Energy Department Manager at the Swedish Environmental Research Institute IVL
|10:40||Discussion and feedback on the UAETP paper|
|11:05||Practical experience from a financer’s perspective|
|Greg Gebrail, Principal Specialist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)|
|11:25||Scaling up investment and the design of financing instruments|
|Steven Fawkes, Managing Partner at EnergyPro Ltd|
|11:45||Q&A and discussion|