The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale.

The webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.

  • The discussion will open with an introduction by Timothée Noel (TBC), from the European Commission (DG Energy).
  • Luca Bertalot (CEO, European Mortgage Federation, EMF) will present the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan, which aims to integrate in the banking system the impact of energy efficiency on the value of a building and on the risk profile of a mortgage.
  • Ursula Hartenberger & Zsolt Toth (Global Head of Sustainability and External Affairs Manager, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) will present on-going initiatives on the inclusion of “green value”, and in particular the impact of energy efficiency in property valuation.
  • Joop Hessels (Head of Green Bonds, ABN AMRO) and Bodo Winkler (Head of Investor Relations & Sales, Berlin Hyp) will share the experience of their respective banks on the development of specific loans for energy efficient buildings and the issuance of energy efficient covered bonds.

The webinar will be moderated by Céline Tougeron from the European Commission (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) and will be conducted in English.

This is part of a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative; for further background information on the SEI Forums initiative and to see the agenda and presentations from previous and upcoming events, please visit the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums webpage.

Please register by 22 September 2017, by clicking here.