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  Covenant Newsletter May-August 2013  
Thinking – and acting ! – differently : 3,000 plans submitted by Covenant Signatories
As the holiday season takes hold across Europe, the atmosphere seems ripe for a quick round up of what the Covenant community has been up to over the last weeks and for an overview of present and upcoming developments, as signatory cities are still buzzing with activities ! Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
  The local authority of Kranj (Slovenia) joined the Covenant of Mayors initiative only recently in May 2013. However, as so many of its fellow signatory cities, it did so well prepared, and with a good track record of energy saving (...) Read more In rural environments, fulfilling the Covenant of Mayors commitment of submitting a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) within a one-year timeframe can come with very different and sometimes more challenging constraints than in urban settings. (...) Read more  
  Latest Highlights
  Public authorities are one of the main consumers in the EU – every year they spend about €2 trillion on goods and services. Re-allocating this purchasing power to low-consumption products via Green Public Procurement (GPP) represents a tremendous (...) Read more The building sector is one of the largest CO2 emitters in the EU and a crucial field of action that Covenant signatory cities ought to include in their Sustainable Energy Action Plans. For local authorities, addressing the non-residential sector (...) Read more The European Commission invites Covenant of Mayors signatory cities of over 100,000 inhabitants – a change from the previous editions which required minimum 200,000 – to apply to the 2016 European Green Capital Award. Cities having developed (...) Read more  
  Upcoming events
  9 October 2013 - Brussels, Belgium  
  24 August 2013 - Greifswald, Germany  
  22 September 2013 - Petrosani, Romania  
  2 - 4 October 2013 - Tuheljske toplice, Croatia  
  8 October 2013 - Brussels, Belgium  
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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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