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Significant investments from both the public and the private sectors will be necessary within the European Union for it to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. With over 50% of public investments done at the subnational level (OECD, 2016), the role of regions in financing the green transition will be crucial.
The programme of the event is based on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and features a briefing on different initiatives aiming at mobilising public investment and help to unlock private funds through EU financial instruments. It will focus on the InvestEU and support from the European Investment Bank, the Just Transition Mechanism and the Innovation Fund. How can these initiatives speed up decarbonisation at regional level, contribute to strengthening regional innovation ecosystems, foster inter-regional collaboration, and work in synergy also with other policies and funding programmes?
This meeting is a joint initiative of Innovation & Investment and Energy & Climate Change Working Groups.