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How to finance building decarbonisation in the EU

How can the EU bridge the investment gap for energy renovations to meet climate targets?

Speakers

Cecilia Berthaud

Deputy Secretary General, General secretariat for ecological planning at the Prime Minister Office, France

Michael Pahle

Head of working group "Climate & Energy Policy", Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Agenda

Check-in & lunch

12:30-13:00

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Presentation

13:00-13:10

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Panel discussion

13:10-14:00
  • Chair: Simone Tagliapietra, Bruegel Senior fellow
  • Cecilia Berthaud, Deputy Secretary General, General secretariat for ecological planning at the Prime Minister Office, France
  • Michael Pahle, Head of working group "Climate & Energy Policy", Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Carlos Sanchez Rivero, Team Leader Financing for Energy Efficiency , European Commission, DG ENER
  • Marion Santini, Senior Associate, RAP (Regulatory Assistance Project)
  • Giovanni Sgaravatti, Energy and climate research analyst

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Q&A

14:00-14:15

Without a step-change in buildings energy renovations the EU risks to miss its overall climate targets.
For this reason, countries have agreed to recast the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and to create a new carbon pricing system, the ETS II, covering buildings and road transport. The two policies need to go hand in hand, as over reliance on the ETS II for decarbonising the building sector will raise the energy expenditure of the average household at higher levels than during the 2022 energy crisis. Additional financing and smart policies should hence be made available to assist households and firms in deploying clean energy solutions and insulating buildings.
At this event we discussed the EU investment gap for energy renovations and potential ways to bridge it. 

This stream of work was funded by the EUROPEAN CLIMATE FOUNDATION (ECF)

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