National roundtable on financing energy efficiency in Hungary

13 Oct 2020 09:30

As part of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative (SEIF), the European Commission organised a national roundtable in Hungary to enhance the capacity of and co-operation between public and private stakeholders to develop large-scale investment programmes and financing schemes.

This national roundtable aims to bring together stakeholders in the field of sustainable energy financing. The aim is to create a dynamic at the national level, which will then be continued by the key stakeholders, and possibly to be followed up through a second roundtable.

As to the latest EU strategy development the event will interact with the “European Green Deal Investment Plan” in relation to its three dimensions: Financing (mobilise EU funding), Enabling (providing incentives to unlock and redirect public and private investment), and practical support (provide support to public authorities and project promoters in planning, designing and executing sustainable projects). Further the event will consider how to align COVID-19 economic recovery with the green transition. Learnings from the 2008 financial crisis indicates that green projects create more jobs and lead to increased long-term cost savings, by comparison with traditional fiscal stimulus.

The enefirst partner CEU presented European experiences on One-Stop-Shops for building renovation as part of the session 3 on Integrated Home Renovation Services.

Check the agenda and background paper here.