Baltic Development Forum: Energy Dialogue: Financing Energy Efficiency

With the ambition of setting the agenda for further discussions on how to finance energy efficiency, BDF arranges a roundtable discussion 29th September in Stockholm. The roundtable will be organised together with Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) as leader for Horizontal Action for Climate under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The aim of the roundtable is to provide a platform for a dialogue among business representatives from the clean-tech sector, regional and local governments, cities, state and commercial financial institutions on how to allocate existing funds to make energy efficient investments. The discussion will provide opportunities for knowledge sharing, match-making between “users” and “financiers”, and highlight potential areas of co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region.

The discussion will address concrete challenges in financing energy efficiency, such as: lack of large-scale projects with solid profitability and commercial viability; political and administrative obstacles (like lengthy procurement procedures); lack of knowledge due to costly feasibility studies; insufficient understanding of the financial perspective and other. We will discuss how to overcome the obstacles and get involved into the process of developing a regional approach to energy efficiency.

The round table is part of BDF’s “Energy Dialogue in the Baltic Sea Region”, an activity series initiated in 2015.

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Location: Stockholm, Sweden