During the workshop successful financial schemes for energy efficiency offered by International Financial Organizations as well as impact of national and local polices were presented and analyzed. The particular focus was given to a possible solution to energy efficiency retrofits in buildings and industry represented by energy service companies (ESCOs).

EBRD, IFC, Kfw, relevant governmental institutions and NGOs from Latvia, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands and others shared their experiences in successful project implementation and policy measures, as well as main challenges on the way to reaching the positive results in energy saving.