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Financing Ambitious Local Climate Objectives

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Project "FALCO" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙172˙451 €
 EC max contribution 1˙172˙451 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.7. (Market uptake of energy innovation - building on Intelligent Energy Europe)
2. H2020-EU.3.3.1. (Reducing energy consumption and carbon foorpint by smart and sustainable use)
 Code Call H2020-EE-2016-CSA
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2021-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING BE (BRUXELLES) coordinator 455˙400.00
2    FACTOR 4 BVBA BE (DUFFEL) participant 250˙400.00
4    3E BE (BRUSSEL) participant 96˙943.00
5    CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V. DE (Frankfurt am Main) participant 51˙000.00
6    STAD GENT BE (GENT) participant 49˙468.00
7    VLAAMS-BRABANT BE (LEUVEN) participant 43˙801.00
8    STAD ANTWERPEN BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 42˙906.00


 Project objective

Implementing ambitious local climate action plans is paramount in the fight against climate change. Moreover, the sheer aggregated investment volume contained in these plans holds the promise of a powerful longlasting economic recovery. Unfortunately, the lack of a comprehensive funding solution undermines the realisation of these plans.

FALCO addresses this problem by developing a financing solution for ambitious local climate plans of over 180 Flemish signatories to the Covenant of Mayors (“FLC Solution”). This solution builds on the results of several previous projects, integrates state of the art knowledge on sustainable energy financing, and was tested at the conceptual level. Unlike other solutions, the FLC solution 1) looks at the climate action plans as a whole (potential for piggybacking) instead of adopting a project-per-project view (risk of cherry picking); 2) focuses on lifting financial and non-financial investment barriers; and 3) uses private capital instead of public budgets for its financing operations. In addition, FALCO will develop accompanying (policy) measures that will induce demand for investments.

FALCO is designed as a scalable pilot that allows real-life testing of the FLC solution.

FALCO will: • Develop the theoretical FLC solution into a fully operational financial solution (WP2); • Develop a project portfolio (ca. 50 mio €) w.r.t. energy efficiency in SMEs and energy renovation of public and private buildings (WP3); • Have an independent party due diligence validate the proposed financial solution and project portfolio (WP4); • Contract investments for at ca. 17.6 mio € resulting in an estimated 27.7 GWh primary energy savings and the creation of 250 sustainable jobs (WP5); • Monitor the investments and document lessons learnt (WP6); • Disseminate the results in Flanders and in the EU, investigate its replication in other EU member states /regions (WP7).

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