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  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter November 2013  
How the birthplace of the automotive industry became a champion in sustainable mobility
Interview with Thomas S. Bopp, Chairman of the Stuttgart Region. In a region that is traditionally known as the heart of the automotive industry, every effort is made to support sustainable development notably through an ambitious and integrated mobility strategy. Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
Town-twinning becomes green: Learning Covenant cities get support from experienced ones
Twinning partnerships are an efficient way for ‘learning’ municipalities to gain knowledge from experienced ones. This is also true in the field of sustainable energy as shown by the IEE-funded project “Green Twinning” which seeks to strengthen the (...) Read more
Country-by-country: What makes the Covenant a success story ?
Over 5,300 cities across Europe and beyond have now committed to adopting a Sustainable Energy Action Plan rethinking the way energy is produced and consumed in their territory and voluntarily aiming to reach – or even exceed - the EU 20% CO2 (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
Covenant signatory cities discuss sustainable urbanisation with their counterparts in Beijing
A staggering 40 European mayors - among which several Covenant signatory cities - met their Chinese counterparts on 21 November in Beijing at the EU-China Urbanisation Forum. The objective of the event was twofold: increasing cooperation between (...) Read more
COP19: “It’s an opportunity for national governments that we, cities agreed to do the job”
Climate mitigation and adaptation efforts at local level were at the center of the Warsaw Dialogue held in the framework of the COP19 last week, with Covenant of Mayors signatory cities showing their frontline experience in designing (...) Read more
The Covenant of Mayors as a source of inspiration for meeting India’s challenges
Eight European signatory cities -London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Milan, Riga, Dijon and Dunkirk- shared their urbanisation challenges and solutions on the occasion of a 2-day conference in Mumbai, India. Held on 18-19 November 2013, the (...) Read more
  Events & webinars
EPC Webinar in Slovak
28 November 2013 - On-line event, Slovakia
Politics Instruments and Experiences for the Covenant of Mayors 2.0
29 November 2013 - Bologna, Italy
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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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