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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter February 2012  
A+CoM: An Italian award scheme for best Sustainable Energy Action Plans
Interview with Karl-Ludwig Schibel, Executive Director of Climate Alliance Italy. A large majority of Covenant of Mayors Signatories are Italian local authorities. The ever-growing popularity of the initiative in the country and the signatories’ capacity to deliver are strongly linked to the active involvement of regions and provinces, which play a crucial role in assisting small and medium-sized municipalities with the development of their Sustainable Energy Action Plan. These plans are (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
Basque Energy Agency presents cooperation model with signatory cities
On the occasion of the Intelligent Energy - Europe Info Day, held on 24 January 2012 in Brussels, Belgium, the Basque Country regional energy agency (EVE) presented its activities as Covenant Coordinator and the key role it plays in helping (...) Read more
Province of Rome unveils new website dedicated to the Covenant of Mayors
Following in the footsteps of the Province of Modena, the Province of Rome just unveiled a brand-new website fully dedicated to the Covenant of Mayors initiative, live since 29 February 2012. Read more
  Latest Highlights
Rio+20: President Bresso calls for a global platform to share Europe’s experience on the Covenant of Mayors
Ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), President of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) Mercedes Bresso called for the set-up of a global platform of good practice exchange, through which “Europe could share its experience (...) Read more
Webinar on IEE Project Development Assistance: Watch the presentations online!
On 9 February, the Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO) organised its first webinar on the IEE project development assistance “MLEI – Mobilising Local Energy Investments". The slides and video recording are now available as part of the Covenant of (...) Read more
Green Week 2012: Covenant of Mayors Signatories invited to organise satellite events
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment invites Covenant of Mayors Signatories to organise official “satellite events” as part of the 2012 edition of the Green Week, to be held on 22-25 May in Brussels, on the theme of (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
Dealing with the environment- Climate policies and environmental accountability
13 - 15 March 2012 - Bologna, Italy
Local climate protection with the Covenant of Mayors
21 March 2012 - Friedrichshafen, Germany
Policies and tools for local sustainable development
22 March 2012 - Milan, Italy
Energy2B conference 2012
26 April 2012 - Munster, Germany
9 - 11 May 2012 - Guimaraes, 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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