Illustration Funding Instruments

This section presents a non-exhaustive list of financial programmes and initiatives available for Covenant Signatories.

Quick Reference Guide

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Quick Reference Guide – Financing Opportunities for Local Sustainable Energy & Climate Actions 2014-2020
Short guide outlining financing funds, programmes and schemes in a matrix format, making financing opportunities easy to find for Covenant Signatories and Coordinators.
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Useful publications & links

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Thematic leaflet on Inspirational Financing Schemes: Food for Thought for Covenant Signatories
This Thematic Leaflet seeks to provide an overview of the different funding opportunities available to Covenant Signatories at the local, regional, national and European level.
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Smart Cities Financing Guide - Expert analysis of 28 municipal finance tools for city leaders investing in the future Smart Cities Council. Developed by the Center for Urban Innovation at Arizona State University 2015
Final report of the CSI Europe European Commission, URBACT network 2015
"Energy Efficiency – the first fuel for the EU Economy : How to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments" Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) 2014
Overcoming the split incentive barrier in the building sector JRC 2014
Financing Sustainable Urban Mobility Booz&Co 2014
Local Innovations to Finance Cities and Regions FMDV 2014
"Enabling synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds, Horizon 2020 and other research, innovation and competitiveness-related Union programmes" European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional Policy 2014
"Technical guidance: Financing the energy renovation of buildings with Cohesion Policy funding" European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy 2014
Using EU funding mechanism for Smart Cities European Commission November 2013
The new LIFE financial instruments European Commission 2014
Interim report on the pilot phase of the Europe 2020 project bond initiative European Commission 2013
Closing the circle: funding schemes for energy efficiency investments in 2014-2020 European Investment Bank 2014
Bonds and climate change: The state of the market in 2014 Climate Bonds Initiative 2014
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Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Rupprecht Consult September 2011
Final ADVANCE Audit Scheme and Guidelines (Auditing and certification scheme to increase the quality of sustainable urban mobility plans in cities) Traject November 2013
RESCOOP Final Report Dirk Vansintjan 2015
RESCOOP Best practices report RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
RESCOOP Guide to engage and manage stakeholders RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
Handbook on investment schemes for RESCOOP projects RESCOOP 20-20-20 consortium 2014
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Financing public lighting modernisation Covenant of Mayors Office December 2015
Guide: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment Streetlight-EPC project 2015
Checklist: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment Streetlight-EPC project 2015
FAQs: Energy Performance Contracting for Streetlight Refurbishment] Streetlight-EPC project 2015
FRESH - Financial simulation tool (See introduction to use here) ICE 2013
SDH Online Calculator - (See description here) Steinbeis 2014
CEEM (self assessment) online tool CEEM 2014
HES (self assessment) online tool HES 2012
E-RETROFIT-KIT (tool kit for passive house retrofit) E-Retrofit 2007
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