After three and a half years of hard work, this is time for the H2020-funded PROSPECT project to end, but not without great successes and achievements to look back at!
Innovative financing is often an option for climate projects, but cities, municipalities and regions need to know how to activate and use it: PROSPECT filled that need allowing 195 participating local and regional authorities to exchange knowledge and experience on how to set up innovative financing schemes to implement their climate and energy measures.
IEECP has been very grateful to be the scientific leader of such a project, with inspiring cities committing to change, sometimes with few available resources yet incommensurable motivation and a will to participate in the energy transition… We would like to send them a massive thank you and hope to have several opportunities to continue working together: this is for sure just the beginning of the adventure!
PROSPECT partners leave us with many inspiring and enriching resources, all available on the project website: https://h2020prospect.eu
We recommend 2 publications to end 2020 with inspiring reading:
- Needs assessment of local and regional authorities in implementing projects related to sustainable and climate action plans with innovative financing schemes – a short report presenting the project lessons learnt, an overview of the needs and findings of public authorities, and conclusions / recommendations for the future.
- Finance your sustainable and climate action, experience from 195 public authorities in your hands for learning and replication – a comprehensive guide of the main project outcomes relevant for the peer to peer method and the replication by local and regional authorities in implementing projects related to sustainable and climate action plans with innovative financing schemes.