Session #2

Recovery funds and financing schemes: from public to private pathways for transition

8 June 2021 h. 10:00 - 12:00 CEST

A massive refurbishment of European building stocks should burst out to transform our cities. This is the aim of the Green Deal and of its Renovation Wave. This process could also help to pull us out of the economic crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

Public funds are essential to sustain this change, but private finance is also necessary to credibly foster a radical transformation of the construction sector, of the real estate markets and of the energy service markets.

The objective of this meeting is to understand how demand can meet supply under public-private partnership models, when dealing with the building stock: what are the needs of public supported buildings’ owners on the eve of the next European post-Covid programming period 2021-2027? What are Regions preparing for their next operative programmes to arrange public funds? What are the opportunities that this new framework can open to the private sector? What can be done to streamline the provision of finance to the process?

Moderator: Vicky Lucas, Institute for Environmental Analytics

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Regulatory and public initiatives background

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome by the Efficient Buildings Community

Giulia Galluccio, Efficient Buildings Community - CMCC Foundation

10:05 - 10:20

Inaugural speech: The financial aspect as key element for success

Mariangiola Fabbri, Head of Research, Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)

10:20 - 10:55

The public view on the recovery funds applied to the resilience plans

Which should be the role of the municipalities for the recovery funds and the renovation wave?

Noémie Bichon, Energy Cities

The involvement of municipalities and regions in the Recovery plans?

Sebastien Leclef, Council of European Municipalities and Regions

Which are the public policies and market-based solutions to increase the scale of energy efficiency investments across Europe?

Julien Dijol, Housing Europe

10:55 - 11:05

Q & A session

Implementing the transition: the need for private funds

11:10 - 11:45

The role of the financial sector in the energy transition in public buildings

How the banks could play a role in the energy transition

Monica Billio, Ca’ Foscari University as representative of the Energy efficiency mortgages action plan (EeMAP)

Which is the role of the private financing entities to promote the renovation wave

Antonio López, GNE Finance, EEnvest project leader

EIB support to building renovation: ELENA TA and EIB financing

Dinis Rodrigues, European Investment Bank (EIB)

11:45 - 12:00

Q&A session

Wrap up by the moderator

12:00 - 12:05

Outlook Day 3

Bernard Massabo, Efficient Buildings Community - Euromed Cities Network/City of Nice