Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) – online event

On 9 February 2021, the CEPI Secretariat joined the Annual Plenary meeting of the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG).
The event, moderated by Peter Sweatman (EEFIG Rapporteur), included three panel debates on the emerging results of the EEFIG working group, the opportunities for financial stakeholders to contribute to the immediate European policy objectives on climate and recovery, and the policy priorities of the group for the years to come. The debates showed the importance of investments in energy efficiency to reach the EU’s goal of climate neutrality by 2050. To achieve this, speakers agreed that there is a need for more statistical evidence and information on energy efficiency investments to be made available to potential investors. Mr Martin Koch, from the Directorate‑General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), emphasised that the European Union, through its funding programmes and its initiatives (such as the Renovation Wave Initiative), will support European economic stakeholders, including those in the real estate sector, in combining the need to meet the climate goals by 2030 and to relaunch the European post-COVID-19 economy.  

For more information about the EEFIG Plenary meeting 2021 please visit A report of the meeting can be made available to members upon request.