The European Commission and the French Ministry of Ecological and Inclusive Transition are organising a conference on how to accelerate energy efficiency investments in buildings, which will take place in Paris – Grande Arche de La Défense on 11 December 2017, from 10:30 to 19:00. The event is organised in partnership with UN Environment Finance Initiative, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction and Clean Energy Ministerial.

The event aims to take stock of progress made, 2 years after COP 21 which saw significant commitments taken by banks and investors on energy efficiency, and to look at the next steps in order to accelerate investments in energy efficiency in buildings. It takes place the day before the International Climate Summit organised by the Office of the President of the French Republic in Paris.

The event targets particularly financial institutions, policy makers as well as energy efficiency project developers and companies. It aims to bring concrete solutions to the whole investment value chain and it will address the following key questions: how to accelerate the development of bankable projects? How to develop the supply of finance for energy efficiency investments? How to shape policies to create an investment-friendly environment? And how to ensure the mobilisation of all market actors?

An outline agenda is accessible here, and the detailed event agenda is available here. Please book the date and register to attend here. The conference will be held in French and English, with simultaneous interpretation. For further information, please contact martin.schoenberg (at)