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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter May 2011  
Gearing up for a CO2-neutral future
Interview with Frank Smeets, Deputy Minister for Environmental Affairs at the Province of Limburg. Climate mitigation is high on the political agenda in Limburg. The Belgian Province is committed to becoming climate neutral by 2020 and is engaging the various actors of its territory into this far-reaching strategy. Home to over 850, 000 inhabitants, the Province is made up of 44 cities and towns, two of which – Genk and Hasselt – are Covenant Signatories. In September 2010, Limburg signed an (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
Call for applications from the Covenant of Mayors Office: Send us your story!
In the media’s eyes a story is only a story if it has a personal angle. The Covenant of Mayors is looking for innovative ways of promoting the actions and successes of signatories. These successful actions impact on the lives of local (...) Read more
Italy Electric-car tour: On the road towards sustainability!
Promote the adhesion of Italian cities to the Covenant of Mayors; showcase cutting-edge technology in the field of sustainability; raise citizens’ awareness of sustainable energy issues; demonstrate the economic and technical viability of (...) Read more
Funding sustainable energy projects: Covenant of Mayors publication available in all 23 EU languages
The Covenant of Mayors Thematic Leaflet “Inspirational Financing Schemes: Food for Thought for Covenant Signatories” is now available in all 23 EU languages, downloadable from the library of the support (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
Andalusia: 400 action plans to be delivered, along with new jobs and investments
The region of Andalusia, a Covenant Coordinator, has overseen the adhesion of 500 municipalities to the Covenant of Mayors, representing over 5 million citizens and more than 60% of the total number of local authorities in Andalusia. Last (...) Read more
Catalysing the Covenant development in South East Europe
NALAS, the Network of Associations of Local Authorities of South-East Europe, joined as a Covenant Supporter in March 2011. Since then, the network already organised a dedicated workshop on the Covenant and a large event, NEXPO 2011, gathering (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
Covenant of Mayors Seminar
June 9 - Teramo, Italy
Sardegna CO2.0 and Covenant of Mayors
June 13 - Cagliari, Italy
Climate Change at a Regional and Local Level: Initiatives For and Beyond EU Legislation
June 14-15 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Governance dedicated to observation & mitigation of climate change
June 29 - Lille, France
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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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