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  Covenant Quarterly Newsletter July 2014  
       
 
“Let’s have fun doing it!”
Mayor of Bristol’s Exclusive Interview with the Covenant of Mayors Office
In this exclusive interview with the Covenant of Mayors Office, the Mayor of Bristol, 2015 European Green Capital City, shows that the energy transition is not only about fighting climate change, but first and foremost about “the immediate benefits it brings to people’s lives.” "If we’ve got to save the world, let’s have fun doing it!," said Mayor George Ferguson. Read more
 
       
  Covenant Community in Action !
  In Poland, the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management supports Covenant of Mayors signatory cities through funding support for energy efficiency, renewables, Combined Heat and Power projects, training and communication (...) Read more The 3rd ceremony of the A+CoM Awards was held on 15 May 2014. Coordinated by Climate Alliance Italy and the Kyoto Club, the A+ CoM award evaluates each year the "best" Italian SEAPs which were submitted the year before to the European Commission (...) Read more  
   
  Guidance & Support
  The Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) are at the core of cities’ commitment to the Covenant of Mayors. They are the documents Covenant Signatories rely on to reach their CO2-reduction objective, which amounts to an average 29% target (...) Read more The IEE funded project CASCADE enabled 75 cities from 19 European countries, the majority Covenant signatories, to work together and make tangible improvements in their local sustainable energy policies.CASCADE ran a three-year European-wide (...) Read more  
   
  Did You Know?
  An infographic video has recently been released to tell the Covenant of Mayors story since its origin in 2008, through simple terms and fun animations. Read more In its communication on the European Energy Security Strategy dated May 28th, the European Commission makes special reference to the Covenant of Mayors and the crucial role of Sustainable Energy Action Plans in reducing EU’s external energy (...) Read more  
   
  Upcoming events
  16 September 2014 - Milan, Italy  
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  8 October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium  
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  Cohesion policy funds pay for your building refurbishment - 11 April 2014  
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  Retrofitting municipal buildings - 11 July 2014  
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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, and Fedarene.

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