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Learn How to Finance Sustainable Energy in Cities

The Covenant of Mayors, the European movement which involves local and regional authorities, has published a guide to provide cities with a comprehensive overview of the complex EU funding programmes.

The Quick Reference Guide on “Financing Opportunities for Local Sustainable Energy 2014-2020” is not a definitive document, as the EU funding mechanisms will continue evolving.

However, it offers a wide range of solutions for cities to co-finance the development or implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), including alternative financing schemes such as crowdfunding, revolving funds and green bonds.

Moreover, the initiative encourages cities to visit the list of funding best practices as well as the section listing past Webinars.