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Get assistance to develop bankable sustainable energy investment programmes!

Thu, 2017-02-16 18:11
Following the European Commission’s technical assistance facility managed by the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), the Fund has now set up a new assistance scheme to support ambitious public beneficiaries in developing bankable sustainable energy investment programmes.

Want a SUMP in your city but don’t have the expertise or tools?

Thu, 2017-02-16 08:59
Three new EU-funded mobility projects have launched a survey to help them understand cities’ needs and barriers when trying to develop Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).

A Politicial Board of Cities to steer the EU Covenant of Mayors

Mon, 2017-02-13 10:09
The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy entered a new phase of its history with the launch of the European Covenant of Mayors Board, reaffirming the initiative as a unique political movement steered by mayors.

Be part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017!

Mon, 2017-02-06 16:40
The EU Sustainable Week will be held in Brussels from 19 to 25 June. The calls for conference sessions and awards have just been launched with a deadline of 3 March 2017.

Financial instruments for local energy projects - Outcomes of a Covenant of Mayors training session

Fri, 2017-01-27 16:46
At the end of 2016, the Covenant of Mayors Office organised a two-day workshop on energy project financing. The training was designed to foster dialogue and learning opportunities amongst the ten participating cities and finance experts.

9 municipalities from the Belgian Province of Namur joins the Covenant of Mayors as a group of signatories

Mon, 2017-01-23 18:12
9 municipalities from the Namur area (Andenne, Assesse, Éghezée, Fernelmont, Floreffe, Gesves, Jemeppe-sur-Sambre, La Bruyère et Profondeville) officially committed to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy during a local signature event that took place mid-December in Namur.

NeZeR project develops City Action Plans for Nearly Zero-Energy Renovation

Fri, 2017-01-20 11:36
The EU project NeZeR has created a new tool to accelerate the renovation process of Nearly Zero-Energy buildings in European cities.

Covenant signatories in Cyprus on track to exceed their 2020 targets!

Tue, 2017-01-03 10:35
A new analysis by Covenant Supporter Cyprus Energy Agency has shown that Covenant signatories in Cyprus are bound to exceed their 2020 CO2 reduction commitments.

The Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa: Launch event at COP22

Mon, 2016-12-19 16:56
On 15 November 2016, the European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) organised a side event during COP22 on the Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Call for fully funded city-to-city exchange opportunities

Tue, 2016-12-13 16:11
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), and UN Habitat joined forces and offer fully funded city-to-city learning exchange opportunities.

Catalonian Covenant Club fosters public-private cooperation to boost energy efficiency

Tue, 2016-12-06 10:25
In the framework of the Catalonian Covenant Club, stakeholders from the public and private sectors recently came together to upscale collaboration in the field of energy efficiency.

INTERREG Europe launches its Policy Learning Platforms: What’s in there for the Covenant Community?

Wed, 2016-11-30 14:57
The Policy Learning Platforms aim to open up the knowledge gained within INTERREG Europe for the benefit of both project partners and the community of regional stakeholders, and to improve the implementation of Structural Funds and regional policies.

The Covenant of Mayors going global: Milestones and achievements

Mon, 2016-11-28 16:00
The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe with the ambition to gather local governments voluntarily committed to achieving and exceeding the EU climate and energy targets.

Covenant of Mayors highlighted as key example of "Energy efficiency first"!

Fri, 2016-11-25 12:54
In a recent publication by leading European think tanks, the Covenant of Mayors' approach to local planning is showcased as a best practice example of implementing the "Energy Efficiency first" principle.

The Covenant of Mayors continues its global expansion through North America!

Wed, 2016-11-23 17:15
On the occasion of the Climate Summit for Local and Regional Leaders which took place on 14 November in Marrakesh, the European Commission announced the start of work on the setting up of the Regional Covenant Office for North America.

European Energy Efficiency Fund to re-open technical assistance programme

Tue, 2016-11-22 17:36
Following the European Commission’s technical assistance facility managed by the European Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF), the Fund has now set up a new assistance scheme to support ambitious public beneficiaries in developing bankable sustainable energy investment programmes.

Learn how Italian Regions use EU Structural Funds to boost Covenant cities' actions

Thu, 2016-11-17 15:22
The Covenant of Mayors is a great success story in Italy, where half of all municipalities and over 100 regions and provinces are involved. A new report shows how Italian regions and provinces boost Covenant cities' actions on the ground by using EU Structural Funds. 

Covenant cities already achieved a 23% CO2-reduction by 2014, on track to meet their 2020 targets!

Wed, 2016-11-16 14:50
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre just released their 2016 report on Covenant cities’ achievements, which was presented on 14 November at COP22 in Marrakesh.

11 cities selected to participate in city twinning activities on urban adaptation

Mon, 2016-11-14 15:06
Over the summer, an online call for participation in a city twinning programme on adaptation to climate change was launched by the Mayors Adapt initiative (now merged with the Covenant of Mayors). 60 cities from 18 countries applied.

Covenant of Mayors: A high-level ceremony to launch the 2nd phase of the initiative in the Eastern Partnership countries

Thu, 2016-11-10 11:43
On 26-27 October, more than 350 representatives of central, regional and local authorities gathered in Yerevan, Armenia, to launch new EU initiatives in support to local sustainable development and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership countries.