The International Energy Agency was invited to take part in the first Paris Peace Forum, an initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron of France in support of international collaboration and collective responsibility. The event brought together world leaders including Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
“Viable growth requires sustainability and the cooperation of all within the political, economic, scientific and social spheres. It is crucial that we ensure there is no longer any contradiction between growth and prosperity on one hand and climate protection and sustainability on the other. This conference makes an important contribution to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. We want to jointly deliver progress on transformation towards an economic and social system that respects our planetary boundaries. The common fight against climate change is a crucial factor in this respect, as it impacts every area of life. ” Elisabeth Köstinger, Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism said.
Commission welcomes European Parliament adoption of key files of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. New rules on renewables, energy efficiency and the governance of the Energy Union have been signed off by the European Parliament today – an important step in enabling the European Union and its Member States to embrace the clean energy transition, follow up on the already adopted 2030 climate legislation and meet the Paris Agreement commitments.
This conference aims to share best practices from Malta and Italy as well as other countries on how to finance energy efficiency investments. It will cover, among others, experience gained with the use of private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. Speakers will focus on practical insights into developing and structuring investment programmes. There will be time for debate and networking.
The EIB-European Investment Advisory Hub, in conjunction with the European Commission, the SBCI and the government funded Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), today hosted an event in Dublin examining how energy efficiency is financed in Europe. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. attended the event which highlighted the importance of providing low cost finance options for homeowners and businesses if ambitious targets for energy saving are to be met.