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Watch full workshop: How to bring green energy to the local and regional level – the contribution of the EU and NPBIs

To meet the EU's climate targets by 2030, an additional annual public and private investment of EUR 260 billion is needed. National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) already play a key role in tackling this investment gap by crafting long-term and tailor-made financing solutions locally. This online workshop, which took place on 13 October 2022, demonstrated the strong link of ELTI members with regional and local actors, as well as the capability to develop innovative financing solutions for energy efficiency and clean projects.

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ELTI-CDLF Municipal Finance Brochure

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In today’s world of continual changes and disruption, local authorities around the world have an increasingly important role to carry on relating with the provision of public services. In their agenda, they deal with great challenges as a result of their cities growing larger, thus straining basic infrastructure, coupled with the impact of natural disasters and other events linked to climate change. Meanwhile, the financial disruption brought about by the pandemic outburst and continuous ongoing geopolitical matters have also intensified these challenges.

Local authorities are confronted with profound economic challenges that circle the main issue in hand; notably the widening gap between the availability of financial resources and their growing needs.

Still, proper planning and financing systems are reasons for local governments to be optimistic as they offer opportunities for matching their needs with investment financing frameworks and tools.

In this workshop, we will share experiences and aim to identify successful financing mechanisms that allow municipalities to make strategic investments in their cities, support economic growth and social cohesion, and thus create confidence for better days ahead.

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In the 6th episode of the ELTI Podcastepisode of the ELTI Podcast, we catch up with Joanne De Jonge, Strategy Director of the young Dutch NPI Invest-NL.

In this edition, we speak about Invest-NL's journey, the importance of Impact Investment and briefly about what was discussed at COP26

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Fit for Financing 55: The contribution of National Promotional Banks and Institutions in Europe

Sustainable finance has been engrained in the DNA of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) for many years and even decades in some cases. EU Member States began developing their National energy and climate plans in 2019 where, in many cases, NPBIs took a crucial role in financing the implementation of these plans.

ELTI's latest brochure provides a taste of the importance and diversity of projects financed throughout the EU Member States. NPBIs are needed now more than ever in order to ensure our common future.

Together we can do more!

ELTI GA 2021Great that we can meet in person again!

ELTI members held their 2021 General Assembly in Brussels this year. After more than 18 months of virtual meetings, the participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis, the outlook for the EU recovery, the contribution of NPBIs to fight climate change as well as the implementation of InvestEU dominated the discussions. President Laurent Zylberberg also welcomed representatives from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.

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ELTI members held their 2022 General Assembly in Malta. This year saw the association re-electing its Management Board, who will steer the group for the next three years. The panel discussion focused on NPBIs' role during crises as well as the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and the current war in Ukraine. The participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The keynote speech (on Malta’s economic success and the challenges ahead) was delivered by Ian Borg, Manager Economic Analysis Department at the Central Bank of Malta. President Laurent Zylberberg once again welcomed representatives from the European Commission and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.

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In this fifth episode of the ELTI Podcast, we speak to Gaia Ghirardi, Head of Sustainability at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP).

In this edition we delve into the intricacies of Sustainable Finance, the European Green Deal and in particular: the EU Taxonomy.

The 2020 ELTI General Assembly took place on Friday 4 December 2020 as a virtual meeting. President Laurent Zylberberg and Secretary General (SG), Helmut von Glasenapp expressed their disappointment in not being able to meet in person this year but looked forward to 2021 with the hope that we will be brought together again soon.

This year's General Assembly focused on the European commitment of NPBIs with three presentations and a panel discussion.

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On 13 November 2019, MEPs Dominique Riquet (France) and Simona Bonafé (Italy) organised a public presentation of the new "Long-term and sustainable investment" parliamentary intergroup. This event was part of the renewal of the European Parliament's Intergroup for long-term investment for the 2019-2024 parliamentary term, spearheaded by the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI).

The renewal campaign has many supporters, including Valdis Dombrovskis, the Executive Vice President-Designate in charge of financial services of the European Commission (under the ‘Economy that Works for People’ portfolio), along with MEPs Pascal Canfin, President of the Environment Committee, and Irene Tinagli, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, both of whom spoke at the event to show their support. While the European Commission has stated its ambitions of furthering ecological and energy transition as well as in the fields of digitisation and industrial policy, the renewal of this forum will mobilise the European Parliament’s financing arrangements. The final decision to renew the intergroup is expected in the month of December 2019.

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The seventh annual ELTI General Assembly was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Budapest on Friday, 8 November 2019, courtesy of our Hungarian member MFB Hungarian Development Bank Plc.

Contact

European Long-Term Investors a.i.s.b.l.
Rue Montoyer 51
B - 1000 Brussels
Belgium
secretariat@eltia.eu