Optimizing Climate Action Financing in the European Union

Navigant insights enable an optimized and more targeted financing of climate action


To achieve climate and energy targets for 2020 and 2030, extensive investment and a stronger focus on climate targets in investment decisions are necessary. The European Commission has introduced climate mainstreaming of 20% in its current Multiannual Financial Framework, but to keep energy and climate goals in reach, additional private capital must be mobilized.


Navigant and DIW Econ are investigating which financing instruments are available at the EU level in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and agriculture. Special attention is given to structural and investment funds, as well as instruments that mobilize private capital. Together, Navigant and DIW Econ are analyzing which financing instruments are used in the EU-13 countries. The team also researches the overall economic side effects of climate protection measures.


Insights from Navigant’s investigation enable the project team to derive recommendations for optimized and more targeted climate action financing.

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