Huge success of the first EUCF call raises expectations for support to local sustainable energy

Local authorities submitted a total of 257 applications to get funding for the development of their sustainable energy investment plans from the European City Facility (EUCF).

Make your EU funding applications more successful

Energy Cities’ tips for a good project proposal

Financing opportunities for Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plans

In a series of four publications, the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office guide you through the maze of funding and financing solutions for your local energy and climate actions.

One-stop-shop Riga
Riga Energy Agency - Latvia

One-stop-shop Riga

Covering 50% of the renovation cost with a municipal pilot fund

One-stop-shop Litoměřice
Litoměřice - Czech Republic

One-stop-shop Litoměřice

Connecting with the Smart city strategy

One-stop-shop for Energy renovation
Heerlen - The Netherlands

One-stop-shop for Energy renovation

a joint project of 7 municipalities

Investment needs for the local energy transition

Investment needs for the local energy transition

The case of five european cities: Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn

This publication is relying on five examples of European cities,that are frontrunners in the local energy transition and which have put a number on their investment needs by 2050 in order to succeed in their transition. Through our case studies of the cities Ghent, Frederikshavn, Bordeaux-Métropole, Sevilla and Tallinn, all signatories of the Covenant of Mayors-Europe initiative, we have identified the local investment needs for the energy transition in different geographical, socio-economic and sectorial circumstances.

Climate-mainstreaming municipal budgets

Climate-mainstreaming municipal budgets

Taking from fossil fuel economy to reinvest in local sustainable communities

This guidebook aims to address the lack of awareness of the role of public finance in the energy transition within municipal administrations. It does so in anticipation of declining local budgets, raising the question of how cities can efficiently channel finances to achieve their climate goals.
It contains a collection of examples and tools, which can help local authorities align their expenditure and investments with the Paris Agreement objective.

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Infinite Solutions Guidebook

Financing the energy renovation of public buildings through internal contracting

Acting as an advising tutor, the city of Stuttgart has contributed its experience of more than two decades in managing/implementing an Internal Contracting scheme. The municipalities of Almada (Portugal), Águeda (Portugal), Koprivnica (Croatia), and Udine (Italy) have taken part as learning authorities with the objective of setting up their own Internal Contracting scheme.

ORFEE

ORFEE

Office of Renovations and Financings for Energy Efficiency

ORFEE

The project aims to set-up a shared resource platform for third-party financing companies (STF) acting as One-Stop-Shops: The Office of Renovations and Financings for Energy […]

EU City Facility

EU City Facility

Financial support and services to cities’ sustainable energy projects

EU City Facility

The mission of the EUCF is to build a substantial pipeline of sustainable energy investment projects across cities in the EU, by providing targeted financial, […]

Zero Carbon Cities

Zero Carbon Cities

New climate change targets in line with the Paris Agreement

Zero Carbon Cities

The ‘URBACT Zero Carbon Cities project’, is led by Manchester. Seven european cities are involved in this projetct : Bistrita (RO) Frankfurt am Main (DE) […]