Yesterday, January 11, the main results and conclusions of the study ‘Financing decarbonisation via innovative economic instruments based on Circularity and Sufficiency’ commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau to NAIDER on innovative economic-financial instruments that facilitate the decarbonization of the built environment in the European Union were presented.

Our colleague Haizea Aguirre Puértolas presented the 22 financial instruments and economic schemes based on Circularity and Sufficiency selected by analyzing:

1️⃣ its feasibility in the current market,

2️⃣ its socioeconomic impact on the most vulnerable population groups, and

3️⃣ their influence on each stage of the life cycle of buildings.
After doing this analysis, she presented four possible short-, medium- and long-term scenarios arising from the best combinations of the proposed instruments.

To facilitate the dissemination of the results of this study, a website has been created in order to facilitate navigation and interrelation between the different innovative instruments collected.

The full study is also available for download as a PDF:

In addition to presenting the results of this report, the event served to showcase other studies and initiatives that develop financial instruments to promote the decarbonization of the built environment at the European level. In this sense, Peter Sweatman presented ‘The EU Renovation Loan’ and Elise Sungurtekin the study ‘Pre-financing renovations for Flemish households’.

The day ended with a round of questions and exchange of ideas between the speakers and the participants that served to deepen all the tools presented and to identify some of the regulatory and structural changes that must be made in the coming years.