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Covenant of Mayors
  Covenant Quarterly Newsletter September 2013  
       
 
Almada’s local energy forum and climate fund
Interview with Mayor Maria Emília Neto de Sousa. Almada’s long term commitment to sustainable energy objectives makes it one of the most prominent climate champions among Portuguese municipalities. The signing of the Covenant of Mayors in 2009 was another stepping stone in the sustainable development direction, leading to greater synergies between the municipality and the various members of the local community. While an energy forum was created for this purpose, Almada also made sure to back (...) Read more
 
       
  Inspiring Achievements
  The Belgian city of Mouscron, home to 56,000 inhabitants, signed the Covenant of Mayors last year with the commitment to bring the issue of sustainable energy policy into its day-to-day activities. One year on, the city has adopted its (...) Read more Improving mobility, relieving congestion, enhancing citizens’ quality of life are all items on the agenda of Covenant of Mayors Signatories. One great contribution towards this goal is cycling, an activity which the signatory city of Aachen is (...) Read more  
   
  Latest Highlights
  One year after joining the Covenant of Mayors, signatory cities pledge to adopt a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) and report every two years on its implementation. Read more The Covenant in Figures section of the website now includes new indicators offering a comprehensive picture of the energy consumption patterns, CO2 emission levels and 2020 targets of signatory (...) Read more To achieve their CO2 reduction commitment, signatory cities of the Covenant of Mayors voluntarily commit to submitting a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) to the European Commission. Read more  
   
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  23 - 25 October 2013 - Freiburg, Germany  
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