The 2023 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place took place in Brussels, jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorates-Generals for Energy and Climate Action and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) in collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors.
The conference included plenary sessions with high-level representatives from the European Commission, cities and the investment community.
One of the successful and pioneering projects invited to be presented to encourage change at the local level, was SHEERenov, and its follow-up – the current project INSPIRenov. They were presented by Sevdalina Voynova with SDA and Mariyana Hamanova with Cleantech Bulgaria. The efforts and experience of Sofia provoked signifinat interest, particularly the one-stop-shop for energy efficiency and the developed financing models for energy efficiency in the public and private sectors and boosting investments in home renovation.
The event brought together over 150 participants - cities, industry and financial institutions, to exchange good practices and successful solutions to common challenges.