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LIFE – Mainstreaming sustainable energy finance and integrating energy performance in EU sustainable finance criteria and standards – 2021

To make sustainable energy investments more attractive to private investors and to align them with the EU’s sustainable finance policy

2022-01-12
5.5 million euros
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Energy Health
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries
Regions Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union
Details

The list of participating countries is available here. 


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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives:

  • To mainstream and de-risk sustainable energy investments with a particular focus on private finance stakeholders (Scope A);
  • To focus on alignment or overachievement of the EU sustainable finance requirements in the field of sustainable energy investment (Scope B)

Among financed actions:

  • Securitisation of assets linked to sustainable energy with a particular focus on energy efficiency, e.g. through Green Bonds issuance;
  • Integration of long-termism and sustainability risks;
  • Exploring the impact of revised risk ratings and requirements for energy efficiency on financial regulations;
  • Harmonisation, aggregation, and mainstreaming existing market practices through de-risking private investments in sustainable energy as well as simplification of the investment process for investors;
  • Activities focusing on data:
    • High quality data collection and/or analysis leading to refinement of investor risk models or access to specific financing schemes;
    • Improvement of quality and interoperability of data including through standardisation of measurement units;
    • Facilitation of high quality data collection and reporting for project developers;
    • Creation of data governance frameworks leading to improvement of availability of relevant data including open access solutions
  • Incorporation of energy related sustainability preferences and/or increasing access to financial markets by retail investors;
  • Development and application of digital solutions including financial technology and algorithms facilitating energy-performance-based financing schemes

Additional information:

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the project: The project starting date and duration will be fixed in the Grant Agreement

Eligibility:

  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries;
  • Proposals must be submitted by at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries
Financement
  • Amount of the grant: 1.75 million euros;
  • Co-financing rate: up to 95% of the total eligible costs

 

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