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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter April 2012  
Matching national ambitions with EU agenda
Interview with Serafin Pazos-Vidal, Head of European Affairs at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. In Scotland, local authorities are all committed to very ambitious climate and energy objectives as part of their national framework. Some of them have in addition decided to take a step forward by joining the Covenant of Mayors. According to Serafin Pazos-Vidal, from the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), this provides them “a unique opportunity to marry an ambitious (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
French Nord Pas-de-Calais Region joins as Covenant Territorial Coordinator
The French region of Nord Pas-de-Calais has joined the ranks of Covenant of Mayors Territorial Coordinators. As part of this new role, the regional administration commits to assisting local authorities from its territory in complying with the (...) Read more
Lithuanian association of local authorities well on track to support the country’s Covenant Signatories
Eight Lithuanian cities have joined the Covenant since 2008. The Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania (ALAL) has since then decided to support them in their commitments and, in January 2012, became the first Lithuanian Covenant (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
Joint Sustainable Energy Action Plan: How to bundle efforts?
Neighbouring small and medium-sized local authorities committed to the Covenant of Mayors are given the opportunity to submit a joint Sustainable Energy Action Plan. This solution, which has already been considered by a couple of French and (...) Read more
Monitoring report system to be available as of 2013
Local authorities signatory to the Covenant of Mayors have formally committed to reporting progress “every two years after having submitted the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for evaluation, monitoring and verification (...) Read more
EUSEW 2012 to prompt wave of local energy days across Europe
To fulfil their Covenant of Mayors commitments and bring their long-term visions to fruition, signatories need the active support and involvement of their citizens. This is likely to be secured through the organisation of awareness-raising (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
European Forum on Eco-Innovation
25 - 26 April 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Energy2B conference 2012
26 April 2012 - Munster, Germany
COGEN Europe Annual Conference & Dinner
3 - 4 May 2012 - Brussels, Belgium
Smart Energy and ICT
3 - 4 May 2012 - Brussels, Belgium
Mind-boggling ideas for a new energy culture!
9 - 11 May 2012 - Guimarães, Portugal
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  The sole responsibility for the content of this newsletter lies with the Covenant of Mayors Office. It does not necessary reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The Covenant of Mayors was set up with financial support of the European Commission and consists of five associations of European local authorities: Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, Eurocities, CEMR, Fedarene, and ICLEI Europe.

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