Events & News

18. October 2018
Category: Events

save the date: 31 January 2019

Sustainable Finance

Date: 31 January, 2019 (9.30 – 17:00, followed by networking dinner)
Venue: Kommunalkredit Public Consulting, 1092 Vienna, Türkenstrasse 9, Austria
Participation fee: EUR 200 including all meals and dinner

 

Please save the date for the forthcoming Austrian Climate Change Workshop focusing on advancing the sustainable finance agenda. Taking place in early 2019 at Kommunalkredit...[more]

09. July 2018
Category: Project Reports

Sustainable Finance

KPC analyses legislative proposals by the European Commission

As part of its advisory mandate for the German Federal Ministry of the Environment , Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), KPC has analysed the 4 initiatives of the legislative proposals put forward by the European Commission on 24 May 2018 as first step to implement the comprehensive EU Action Plan on Sustainable Finance. While the analysis focusses on the ambition of the...[more]

24. May 2018
Category: Events

KPC launcht TechSelector

Bei der Weltbank-Veranstaltung „Innovate for Climate (I4C)“ , der wichtigsten Konferenz zum Thema Klimaschutz und nachhaltige Finanzierung, stellen KPC und EBRD ihre Anwendung für klimaschonende Technologien vor.

Gemeinsam mit IT-Experten hat die KPC im Auftrag der EBRD ein Tool entwickelt, das ein Upscaling der EBRD Green Economy Financing Facilities (GEFFs) erlauben wird. Beim sogenannten Technology Selector handelt es sich um eine annähernd globale, länderspezifische Datenbank mit Energieeffizienzprodukten die in Abhängigkeit vom Energieeffizienzniveau des jeweiligen Landes im Rahmen der...[more]

06. November 2017
Category: Won Tenders

COP23 starts in Bonn

Negotiating details regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement 2015

The 2017 Climate Change Conference (COP 23) takes place in Germany under the Fiji Presidency. From 6 to 17 November 2017, diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society from all over the world come together in Bonn. The main objective is to negotiate details regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement of 2015. The expected outcome is a so-called "Book of Rules"...[more]

22. March 2017
Category: Events

Earth Hour 2017

Turn off the light for climate protection

It all started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with a symbolic switching off the light for an hour. Today it is a global movement. In 2016 the Earth Hour reached hundreds of millions of people in more than 7,000 cities and communities in more than 178 countries. About 1,200 well known buildings and monuments were darkened.

This year, the Earth Hour will take place between 20:30 and...[more]

Won Tenders

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) sets up Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (WB GEFF)

The KPC in a consortium together with Eptisa and Crimson Capital intend to establish the Western Balkans Green Economy Financing Facility (WB GEFF) which will take the form of credit lines for a total of up to EUR 85 million to Participating Financial Intermediaries (PFIs) in six countries on the Western Balkan (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia), for on-lending to eligible sub-borrowers to finance residential energy efficiency and/or small-scale renewable energy investments.

Management of business for the “Future of the Carbon Market” Foundation

The “Future of the Carbon Market” foundation pursues the objective of promoting environmental protection, particularly in the field of climate protection initiatives in developing and emerging countries. KPC supports the German ministry of the environment through the operational implementation of the Foundation's objectives, the administration of the foundation, and acts as its secretariat.

KPC supports the EBRD to implement SEFF market readiness

Within this framework contract KPC establishes together with an IT company a web-based technology selector. This Tech-Selector enables end customers in existing and/or new markets from the EBRD to choose on line from several resource efficient products, taking into account the country’s energy efficiency level, and afterwards to apply for a loan at a local bank within one of EBRD’s Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF).

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) awarded multi-million dollar EBRD tender

KPC was recently awarded the EBRD-funded project, “Project Consultant – Assistance with the implementation of the Ukraine Residential Energy Efficiency Finance Facility (UREEFF)” http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/projects/psd/ukrainian-residential-ee-financing-facility.html in a consortium with D’Appolonia SpA and e7 – Energy Markets Analysis. With a view to address the poor condition of the residential building stock in Ukraine and the impact of rapidly raising energy tariffs, the EBRD is envisaging a residential SEFF framework to be implemented in cooperation with the Ukrainian Government and selected Participating Financial Institutions (PFIs). By bundling technical assistance, financial incentives to end-users and medium-term funding/risk participation into a ‘one-stop-shop’, UREEFF will be the first dedicated instrument to support investments in residential energy efficiency throughout the country.

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) was commissioned by the Austrian Development Agency to consolidate the water and sanitation sector in South-East Europe

Within the Austrian Development Cooperation KPC works together with Hydrophil and Dorsch International Consultants in the water and sanitation sector in South-East Europe. A strong focus will be in strengthening local ownership and local expertise in planning and implementation and protecting natural resources in the area. This project is set to run until 2018.

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) publishes comparative analysis for the application of market instruments in Poland

A consortium led by KPC has elaborated a Comparative Analysis of market-based Mechanisms aimed at attracting additional revenues for energy efficiency and renewable energy investments by Polish SMEs in the context of EBRD’s second Polish Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (PolSEFF2). The identified instruments relate to (i) carbon markets, (ii) energy efficiency and renewable energy policies and (iii) green procurement.


The report is part of EU-funded technical assistance and provides the basis for further selection of suitable mechanisms by project stakeholders and potential piloting in Poland in a next project phase. 

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) selected to serve as Verification Agent for the World Bank Group’s new innovative climate finance mechanism

The Pilot Auction Facility for Methane and Climate Change Mitigation is an innovative climate finance mechanisms developed by the World Bank Group to stimulate investments in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maximizing the impact of public funds and leveraging private sector financing. KPC will serve as the Facility’s third-party independent verification agent for the next five years.

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) holds first annual Innovative Development Finance Conference on the “Transition to Low Carbon Finance”

KPC’s Innovative Development Finance Workshop focused on recent shifts in the low-carbon economy, particularly the successful inclusion of private sector participants in recent projects. High level speakers from the public and private sector, including the EU, EBRD, IFC, Climate Bond Initiative and Climate Policy Initiative discussed the potential for collaboration on climate change finance.

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) finalises multi-year study on the potential to increase the use of innovative financing mechanisms

KPC in consortium with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, recently finalised a two-year analysis on the potential to expand the use of blended-finance instruments within the European Commission. The analysis included an in-depth look at the possible contribution of the private sector in the development aid context.