Events & News
Business opportunities with the EBRD
Event in Vienna, Austria, 30 June 2016
The EBRD has held an event dedicated to presenting business opportunities for Austrian suppliers of technologies and services in the EBRD countries of operation on 30 June, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. The event has been hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the Austrian Commercial Chamber and has attracted well over 100 participants from Austrian green technology firms,...[more]
Climate Change Workshop 2016
Beyond Paris: Driving Solutions for the next Decade
Around 100 climate change professionals from the public and private sectors have gathered at Kommunalkredit Public Consulting (KPC) on 18-19 February 2016 in Vienna to attend the Austrian Climate Change Workshop 2016. The event has been organised by KPC in close collaboration with the Austrian Ministry of the Environment and aimed at knowledge generation, sharing and networking. It...[more]
Innovative Development Finance Workshop 2015
"Transition to low-carbon finance"
On May 8, KPC hosted the Innovative Development Finance Workshop 2015 "Transition to low-carbon finance" and invited public and private sector financiers, managers, consultants and entrepreneurs to discuss the most recent developments in public-private partnerships of climate friendly investments. This spring event fostered the interaction between the private and public sector...[more]
National Workshop “Current climate trends and impact on Austria and the economy”
International climate policy finally stood at the 20th UN Climate Change Conference in Lima in focus. At EU level, is precisely the debate on the reform of the operational emissions trading and climate financing.
In order to present the Austrian public, these latest developments, the KPC has invited on 28 January 2015 to the already long-established climate change workshop - and was...[more]
Austrian Climate Change Workshop
Beyond Paris: Financing and Implementing Climate Change Commitments
Date: 30-31 March, 2017
Venue: Kommunalkredit Public Consulting, 1092 Vienna, Türkenstrasse 9, Austria
From 30-31 March, 2017, KPC in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of Environment has conducted the Austrian Climate Change Workshop 2017.
This annually-held event aims at fostering knowledge-sharing and discussion on key climate change issues thereby contributing to low-carbon...[more]
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.