Covenant of Mayors EastFinancing Climate Policies Frank Mathissen NL Agency
Introduction1: Facts and figures Netherlands.2: NL Agency role as National Supporting Structure3: Example of How to guide Municipalities to developing SEAP’s.4: Toolbox Financial Constructions5: NL Agency in Como-East, work package
1 Facts and Figures Netherlands• 415 municipalities• 12 provinces• Population 16,7 million• 109,4 billion kWh in 2010, 0.4% less than in 2009.
1 NL Agency Ministry of Economics, Agriculture and Innovation Long term relations with all Municipalities and Provinces Widely accepted as Independent coordinating central Actor 1500 Employees
2 National Supporting Structure NL Agency supporting structure since start Covenant of Mayors, cooperation with Climate Alliance. Low investment because of existing Network with Municipalities and Provinces (12 years of Dutch Covenant Policies) 80% of Municipalities in Netherlands had SEAP before COM, High quality already achieved and many national SEAP’s just signed, today total of 18 signatories, it’s hard to convince municipalities & provinces in today’s crisis of the benefits of signing.
2 National Supporting Structure NL Agency supports Municipalities in negotiating with EU (connecting national SEAP’s and COM SEAP’s). We need covenant for continuation (crisis), and we offer 2 decades of national experience in Municipal SEAP development. NL Agency supports Covenant 100%, development of National Climate Data Monitoring System based on public data and data of energy companies interest EU. Main issue because of Crisis is new way’s of finding finance, NL Agency is streamlining the opportunities that arise for financing Climate Projects.
3 How to get them to make Seap’s History of activating Municipalities develop Climate Projects. Municipal Energy Efficiency Policy (1992- 1996) Local and Regional Energy Savings (1997 - 2001) More financing for SEAP’s Climate Covenant (2002-2012), Large Grants Now crisis, danger for funding, but energy is business case!
3 National Covenant Covenant between Central en Local government Climate Covenant (2002-2012) in periods of 4 year. Covenant participants: Dutch association of municipalities and provinces, several ministry’s Subsidy for the supporting structure as wel as for the municipalities in developing SEAP depending on size of municipality. How to actually get to projects? 3 steps approach..
3 National Covenant Step 1: Climate Scan mapping opportunities, where are the buildings, factories, etc that need refurbishing, what are the difficulties and opportunities (manpower, organizational, financial Step 2: After the presentation of step 1 choosing Climate Ambitions from a Climate Menu. Step 3: Key municipal players are now responsible for the development of the Local climate projects, of course support is necessary.
3 Dutch Covenants Municipal buildings Housing Office buildings Traffic & Transport Renewable Energy
4 Toolbox Financial Construction’s National Covenants Ended, 2008 Crisis, Smaller government Projects stop or slow down, priorities are shifting. Explosion of Creativity on new financial solutions, energy saving has become a viable business case!! NL Agency is harvesting all the new Initiatives in a Toolbox Financial Constructions, IEE proposal for EU Toolbox www.toolboxfinancieringsconstructies.nl
NL Agency in Como EastResponsible for work Package 4:More financing for SEAPs / Bringing money and ideastogether / Providing finance informationPromotion of COMO East with international donors,Guidance to Municipalities on funding opportunitiesLinking SEAP activities to financing instruments “Attracting finance to implement SEAP measures”
Main activities WP4 Composing donor fiches per country information per donor like type of projects, specific requirements• Guiding Municipalities in finding funding opportunities • financial paragraph in SEAP• Matchmaking activities • E-platform for interactive contacts between stakeholders • regional workshops with donors, IFI’s and governments• Analysing SEAPs identifying measures that could attract donors Bundling of similar measures minimum investment costs apply larger projects are more attractive for donors