Title: National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Investing in Buildings' Renovation for a Climate Neutral Future 

Date: 21 October 2021

Time: 13:00-15:00 CET

The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) makes available €672.5 billion in loans and grants to mitigate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting reforms and various investments undertaken by the 27 Member States. The overall aim of the RRF is to support the EU economies becoming more sustainable, resilient, and prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. 

To benefit from the RFF support, Member States have submitted their Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs) to the European Commission presenting their envisaged reforms and investments which need to be implemented by 2026. 
Greece’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan is built upon four pillars, including the green pillar, focusing on the Green Transition of the economy. The pillar – among others – includes projects such as a massive programme of energy efficiency renovation for residential, businesses and public sector buildings.

The online event National Recovery and Resilience Plan: Investing in Buildings' Renovation for a Climate Neutral Future organised by INZEB and GIZ was held on Thursday 21 October 2021 at 13:00-15:00 CET. The event highlighted the importance of building renovation to achieving the EU’s long-term objective of a climate-neutral economy by 2050. The H2020 projects iBRoad2EPC and Triple-A and Build Back Better Greece initiative, perform as supporting partners of the event.
Attention was given to elements that can support the EU objective through the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Specifically, the online event will discussed: 

  • Opportunities and challenges for the implementation of the investments in building renovation foreseen under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
  • Long-term strategies and targets for building renovation in Greece.
  • New requirements for building renovation at EU level under the “Fit-for-55” legislative package.
  • EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Financing as a means to define sustainable investments according to higher energy savings criteria. 
  • Building Renovation Passports as an instrument for holistic, staged deep renovations working towards the avoidance of renovation lock-in effects. 
  • One Stop Shops as a mechanism helping regional and local authorities to roll out appropriate renovation schemes and monitor and measure the renovation performances. 

The online event was organised in the framework of Renovate Europe Day 2021.

Download the presentations of the event below:

  • A presentation of E3G Study on the Role of Energy Renovation In National Recovery and Resilience Plans, Adrian Joyce, Renovate Europe Campaign Director
  • Long Term Renovation Strategy and National Energy & Climate Plan Vicky Sita, Director for Energy Policy and Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • Fit-for-55 – The EU framework for the Greek climate and energy targets Nikolaos Kontinakis, Policy Officer, European Commission
  • Recovery and Resilience Plan, Dimosthenis Voivontas, Head of Monitoring and Support Directorate at Recovery and Resilience Facility Agency


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The event was held in Greek!