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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter April 2011  
Sardinia CO2.0: An inclusive, far-reaching strategy
Interview with Mr. Ugo Cappellacci, President of the Sardinia Region. Signatory to the Pact of Islands, the Sardinia Region has now kick-started the process of becoming a Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinator. An official signing ceremony is indeed foreseen next June, in the framework of the “Sardinia CO2.0.” launch event, a very ambitious programme spearheaded by the Region. This long-term, cross-sector initiative aims at selecting a number of pilot local authorities - with special (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
Huelva Province delivers 58 Sustainable Energy Action Plans to European Commission
Vice-President of the Province of Huelva and director for environment and renewable energy, Ms. María José Cortil delivered 58 Sustainable Energy Action Plans to representatives of the European Commission on 14 April in Brussels, during the (...) Read more
Spanish village switching to LED - An “enlightening” success story
Covenant Signatory L’Estany, a small village in the Barcelona Province, Spain, recently changed its whole public lighting system to LED technology. This sustainable transition was financially supported by the Barcelona Province, a Covenant (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
New responsibilities, new terminology: Covenant of Mayors Supporting Structures re-baptized!
Provinces, regions and groupings of local authorities have played an increasingly important role since the early stages of the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Previously referred to as "Supporting Structures", the activities developed by these (...) Read more
Introducing the Covenant of Mayors new website
A brand-new Covenant of Mayors website was officially launched at the beginning of April to better showcase the exemplary actions of Covenant actors, give easier access to valuable information sources and other forms of support and facilitate (...) Read more
Brand new toolbox launched for Covenant Supporters and Coordinators
On the occasion of the 2011 EU Sustainable Energy Week, “Energy for Mayors”, a capacity-building project financed by the Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme, launched a Toolbox of Methodologies as part of its support package developed for Covenant (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
CLIMATE PROFITS - The Economy of Local Climate Action
May 4-7 - Munich, Germany
Building Tomorrow’s Smart Cities:The Role of Electricity and DSOs for Sustainable Urban Development
May 12 - Brussels, Belgium
International Workshop for Supporting Structures of the Covenant of Mayors: Focus on tools
May 19 - Genova, Italy
Local Energy Days and the Train of Ideas
May 7 - City of Gothenburg, Sweden
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