Green Deal Diplomacy & EU instruments to promote energy investment in developing markets

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With the adoption of the European Green Deal, Europe embarks on a new phase of ‘Green Deal Diplomacy’, stepping up collaboration with partner countries to fight climate change and advocate the EU’s vision of the transition towards a sustainable future. Central to the European Union’s efforts will be the continuous support of clean energy sources and improved energy efficiency around the world.

For the 2020 SolarPower Summit, SolarPower Europe invites high-level representatives of the European Commission and European development finance institutions to speak about their initiatives aimed at fostering renewable energy development in emerging markets. The representatives will discuss major challenges facing the European renewable energy industry in entering these markets and make point how diverse European instruments can help the industry to overcome such. The representatives will present various pillars of the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) and showcase a number of support instruments available for private businesses in developing markets.

The session is supported by GET.invest. GET.invest is a European programme which supports investments in decentralised renewable energy projects. The programme targets private sector businesses and project developers, financiers and regulators to build sustainable energy markets. Services include project and business development support, market information as well as matchmaking. They are delivered globally, and across different market segments. GET.invest is supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria, and works closely with initiatives and industry associations in the energy sector.

Keynote presentation: Stefano Signore, Head of Unit, DG DEVCO European Commission

Moderation: Máté Heisz, Head of International Cooperation, SolarPower Europe

Statements & panel:
• Stefano Mantellassi, Vice-President Energy Solutions, Eni & Chair of the Emerging Markets Task Force of SolarPower Europe

• Dorien Lobeek, Access to Energy Fund Manager, FMO

• Eric Kaleja, Vice President Energy & Infrastructure Africa / Latin America, DEG

• Representative from ElectriFI