Date & Location: 9.03.2021

[Webinar] Investing in a climate-neutral recovery, March 9

This webinar will feature high-level presentations on the EU and Canada’s overarching plans and investment strategies to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings, as part of their sustainable economic recovery strategies.

Speakers’ presentations are available here.

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Session one will look at the Government of Canada’s overarching plan to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings towards its net-zero by 2050 goal and how it supports sustainable economic recovery.  It will also present how the Canadian Infrastructure Bank will channel investments into energy efficient retrofits as part of its plan to Grow the Economy and Create Jobs.  

Session two will focus on the EU economic recovery plan and highlight the main features of Next Generation EU and the EU economic recovery plan. It will investigate how instruments like the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility, and new programmes like InvestEU and the Just Transition Mechanism can channel investments for building renovations.


16:00 – 16:05 Housekeeping and agenda – Oliver Rapf, Executive Director, BPIE

16:05 – 16:15 Opening remarks – Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Senior Advisor, Economic and Commercial Affairs, EU Delegation in Ottawa

16:15 – 16:50: Session 1

  • Canada’s Energy Efficiency Priorities – Toward Net-Zero by 2050 – Joyce Henry, Director General, Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada

16:50 – 17:05: Q&A, Moderated by Oliver Rapf, BPIE

17:05 – 17:40: Session 2

  • Next Generation EU and financing mechanisms supporting building renovation in the EU multi-annual financial framework (2021-2027) – Carlos Sanchez-Rivero, Team Leader, Financing for Energy Efficiency, DG ENERGY, European Commission
  • European Investment Bank priorities toward the green recovery – Esther Badiola, Senior Mandate Manager – Climate Action Specialist, European Investment Bank

17:40 – 17:55: Q&A, Moderated by Oliver Rapf, BPIE

17:55 – 18:00: Closing remarks – Joyce Henry, NRCAN

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Disclaimer: This event has been organised with the financial support of the European Union’s Partnership Instrument. The opinions expressed are the sole responsibility of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

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