Lack of financial resources is often an obstacle to the implementation of local Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans. The Covenant of Mayors’ webpage dedicated to financing opportunities and existing fundings helps local governments find their bearings in this complex environment.
Access to financing is essential to translate Energy and Climate Action Plans into reality. As local authorities cannot always rely on their own resources or on national public funding, they need to seek other resources.
Many funding opportunities can be found at the European level but their access is subjected to precise requirements and their various nature can make it difficult to choose the most relevant one to the local situation. The Covenant of Mayors’ interactive guide draws up an inventory of European funding sources as well as alternative financing schemes and provides a detailed fact sheet for each of them.
The webpage also includes links to other useful documents and websites.