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Covenant of Mayors
  Covenant Quarterly Newsletter October 2012  
Prospects for a low-carbon society
Interview with Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden. In the vibrant city of Gothenburg, every opportunity is taken to tackle CO2 emissions, boost local development and improve the quality of services delivered to citizens. Boasting a well-functioning district heating system largely based on surplus heat, the city is also championing sustainable mobility, with plans to introduce a congestion charging system and ongoing initiatives promoting new business (...) Read more
  Latest Highlights
  Thanks to the revamped Covenant of Mayors “Benchmarks of Excellence” system, signatories are now encouraged to highlight key on-going or implemented actions outlined in their Sustainable Energy Action Plan (...) Read more Covenant of Mayors signatory cities call for greater room for manoeuvre in their energy management and a stronger control over European funds available for local energy projects. The message was passed on 10 October to the European institutions (...) Read more Following the adoption of the Energy Efficiency Directive early October, the Covenant of Mayors Office is organizing a series of webinars on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC). Read more  
  Inspiring Achievements
  The Gaza Municipality is the second local authority from the Mediterranean region – following in the footsteps of Salé (Morroco) – to join the Covenant of Mayors initiative, in a bid to improve the living conditions of its residents and bring new (...) Read more Seven Covenant of Mayors signatory cities are to take part in a European project aimed at improving the energy management of public buildings. Dubbed ’SMARTSPACES’, the project will be implemented in 11 pilot sites and over 550 buildings, notably (...) Read more  
  Upcoming events
  22 - 26 October 2012 - Riga, Latvia  
  25 - 26 October 2012 - Freiburg, Germany  
  31 October 2012 - Bologna, Italy  
  2 November 2012 - Città di Castello, 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, and Fedarene.

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