Banks to help tackle climate related risks and safeguard financial stability

The days when energy efficient finance was only a vision upheld by few are numbered. Once seen as a niche activity, green and energy efficiency finance is now shaping the international agenda, and green/energy efficiency financial products are scaling-up across industries and capital markets. The political drive for green finance has pushed forward the development of a green […]

What valuers tell banks about energy efficiency: a snapshot of current practices

By Zsolt Toth, External Affairs & EU Liaison Manager, Europe RICS Lenders rely on valuations as part of the risk assessment process of offering loans. When deciding whether to make a mortgage offer, lenders take into account, along with other factors, both the customer’s ability to make the payments and the advice provided by the […]

Individual Building Renovation Roadmaps (iBRoad): Developing customised tools for deep renovation and comfortable energy efficient homes

By Mariangiola Fabbri, Senior Project Manager, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) In Europe, buildings are responsible for around 40% of energy consumption. Without a long-term plan to renovate and decarbonise the European building stock, the road to achieve the EU’s climate and energy objectives and the Paris Climate Agreement commitments will be long and winding. […]

Energy Efficient Mortgage Initiative Gains Strong National Support from Belgium

Brussels, 15 November 2017 – For immediate release Second EeMAP National Roundtable event takes place in Brussels Today, the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative takes another concrete step forward with the second in a series of national Roundtable events, this time focussing on Belgium. The event, organised in Brussels in cooperation with the […]

Italian banks take up COP23 challenge and organise first EeMAP Roundtable in Milan

First EeMAP national Roundtable event to focus on Italy Following on from the presentation of EeMAP in Bonn at COP 23, the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative takes a concrete step forward with the first in a series of national Roundtable events, on this occasion focussing on Italy. The event, organised in Milan […]

Energy Efficient Mortgages could play central role in Europe’s new sustainable finance strategy

Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a EeMAP White Paper published today under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ (EeMAP) Initiative – which sets out key recommendations towards the creation of an energy efficient mortgage product for Europe. In producing this White Paper, EMF-ECBC has […]