26 SEPTEMBER 2017 11:00 AM

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

We have the pleasure to inform you that the European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on the deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe on Tuesday 26 September 2017, from 11.00 to 12.30 Central European Summer Time.

The discussion will open with an introduction by Timothée Noel (TBC), from the European Commission (DG Energy) and hear in depth presentations from Luca Bertalot (European Mortgage Federation), Ursula Hartenberger & Zsolt Toth (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Joop Hessels (ABN-AMRO) and Bodo Winkler (Berlin Hyp).

Luca Bertalot (CEO, European Mortgage Federation, EMF) will present the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan, which aims to integrate in the banking system the impact of energy efficiency on the value of a building and on the risk profile of a mortgage.

Ursula Hartenberger & Zsolt Toth (Global Head of Sustainability and External Affairs Manager, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) will present on-going initiatives on the inclusion of “green value”, and in particular the impact of energy efficiency in property valuation.

Joop Hessels (Head of Green Bonds, ABN AMRO) and Bodo Winkler (Head of Investor Relations & Sales, Berlin Hyp) will share the experience of their respective banks on the development of specific loans for energy efficient buildings and the issuance of energy efficient covered bonds.

The webinar will be moderated by Céline Tougeron from the European Commission (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises) and will be conducted in English.

This is part of a series of webinars in the frame of the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums initiative; for further background information on the SEI Forums initiative and to see the agenda and presentations from previous and upcoming events, please visit the Sustainable Energy Investment Forums webpage.

Please register by 22 September 2017, clicking here.

Stakeholder Meeting & Kick-off of the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP)