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20 September 2022

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In the second half of 2022, the Smart Cities Marketplace will participate in various events. The Smart Cities Marketplace team would like to invite you to join these events, talk to us, and participate in our Matchmakings. These events include two of the biggest European events on policy, sustainability and green transition. 


Together with the Covenant of Mayors, the Smart Cities Marketplace and the Scalable Cities Initiative are organising a session at the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Capturing alternative sources of funding & financing for sustainable energy and climate actions: insights and good practices from the Smart Cities Marketplace and SCALABLE CITIES initiatives

When? Tuesday, 11 October 2022 14:30 to 16:00 CEST

Where? Register here

The investment deficit to meet the EU’s climate commitments is considerable. The need for public and private funding to support the ecological transition is increasing. However, access to financing remains one of the biggest challenges of Covenant signatories when developing and implementing their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans. On the other hand, projects’ outputs, and solutions, are not always mature enough or attractive to private investors. Local authorities still require support to mobilise alternatives sources of funding and develop innovative climate financing schemes. Additional assistance is also required to bridge the gap between municipalities and investors on the mitigation market. This event will reflect and build on two initiatives, active on supporting municipalities to access and mobilise additional and alternative sources of funding and will share some lessons learned and recommendations to participants.


Together with Atelier and Scalable Cities, the Smart Cities Marketplace will be present at this year's Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum. 

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finance Marketplace

When? 18 October 2022, 16 to 17 CEST

Where? Register here

 The 2022 edition of the forum will be jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorates-Generals for Energy and Climate Action and the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), in collaboration with the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.


The Smart Cities Marketplace will join a big EC stand at this year's Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona and organise sessions. 

Smart City Expo World Congress

When? 15 to 17 November 2022

Where? Find all info here

There will be a joint participation of EU level initiatives and EC as a joint stand with almost 30 partners​ where you can meet us and other initiatives. Additionally, the Smart Cities Marketplace organises a Matchmaking event and will be represented by high-level speakers in the conference programme. The Smart Cities Marketplace will also participate in up to 5 Agora sessions at the Exhibition area of the Smart City Expo World Congress. 

Held in Barcelona since 2011, Smart City Expo World Congress is the international leading event for cities. Its mission is to empower cities and collectivise urban innovation across the globe. 

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