The FiRe Priority ‘Accelerating Energy Efficiency Financing’, led by Josué Tanaka from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is to receive a $2m funding boost from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The two parties convened at the FiRe event during the BNEF Summit in New York City in April and agreed to deepen their collaboration after the idea was chosen as one of the FiRe Priorities for 2014.