What is missing to finance local climate and energy actions?

The Covenant of Mayors office and the Smart Cities Marketplace join forces and will hold an online webinar to present the perspective on what cities need and what investors are looking for when investing on cities climate related work. The webinar will discuss with cities and investors how to bridge the funding gap of energy actions.


10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction

  • Moderation by Eelco Kruizinga, Smart Cities Marketplace

10.10-10.40 Engaging the dialogue between cities and investors

  • Franzisca Beeken, city of Groningen and Carlos Sanchez, Smart City Infrastructure Fund and member of the Smart Cities Markeplace Investor Network (TBC)

10.40-10.50 Support to cities to access financing

  • Opportunities under the Covenant of Mayors by Solène Molard, Covenant of Mayors Office
  • Opportunities through the Smart Cities Marketplace by Jorge Rodrigues de Almeida, Matchmaking team

10.50-11.10 Interventions from participants and Q&A

11.10-11.15 Final remarks

Date: 19 December 10:00-11:15 CET

Register here.

About the Smart Cities Marketplace

The Smart Cities Marketplace brings together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research and other stakeholders to improve urban life through integrated solutions. For this purpose, the Marketplace provide support in developing business models and information about procurement and financing schemes.


Tuesday, January 19, 2021