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  Covenant Newsletter April 2013  
Sustainable mobility, for little money !
Interview with Hilde Claes, Mayor of Hasselt, Belgium. The city of Hasselt, Belgium, was the first ever to introduce free public transport in 1997. Although the economic context recently forced the city to reconsider the free-of-charge nature of the scheme, public transportation in Hasselt is still substantially cheaper than in other parts of the country. In this interview with the Covenant of Mayors Office, Hasselt Mayor Hilde Claes details the multiple benefits this has meant for the (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
  Four new Covenant of Mayors case studies featuring best practices in signatory cities are now available. Get inspired by some of the most advanced European cities taking part in the Covenant of Mayors (...) Read more In the region of Wallonia, Belgium, municipalities which commit to signing the Covenant of Mayors and develop a local climate and energy policy are entitled to benefit from funding support in the framework of the POLLEC campaign, which covers up (...) Read more It is no coincidence that the majority of mayors committed to the Covenant climate and energy objectives are from Italy. This can be explained by the fact that the country’s regions and provinces often play an important role in implementing EU (...) Read more  
  Latest Highlights
  Covenant coordinating regions, provinces, grouping of local authorities and other eligible bodies supporting multiple municipalities in the development of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) are invited to liaise with the Joint (...) Read more This year, the European Commission launched the Energy Performance Contracting Campaign (EPC) in cooperation with the Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO). In this framework, the CoMO organises monthly, country-specific webinars on the topic and (...) Read more  
  Upcoming events
  30 April 2013 - Online, Belgium  
  24 June 2013 - Brussels, Belgium  
  15 - 17 May 2013 - The Hague, Netherlands  
  5 - 6 June 2013 Budapest, Hungary  
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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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