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Covenant of Mayors
  Covenant Newsletter February 2014  
Energy transition in motion
Interview with Martine Aubry, President of Lille Métropole (France). As the President of a Covenant-signatory local authority, Martine Aubry shares the high CO2 reduction ambitions of her territory : 30% by 2020, above the EU target of 20 and also slightly exceeding the Covenant first estimated average ! 2020 is not far along the road and numerous initiatives – particularly in the fields of mobility and sustainable buildings – are paving the way towards that direction. In this exclusive (...) Read more
  Inspiring Achievements
  Covenant Signatory Budapest is closer to achieving its 21% CO2 emissions reduction target thanks to an innovative partnership established with the local district heating company, the thermal bath and the zoo. The city sits on more than 100 (...) Read more The RES Champions League is a competition between European cities or towns aimed at promoting and encouraging local sustainable energy policies. Read more Why do more and more cities decide to join the Covenant of Mayors community ? How come as many as 3,300 Sustainable Energy Action Plans have already been adopted and uploaded on its website ? Because hundreds of regions, provinces and (...) Read more  
  Latest Highlights
  Horizon 2020, the European Commission’s €80 billion research and innovation programme is offering funding to help public authorities carry out sustainable energy policies. With a deadline of 5 June 2014, six calls are of interest for Covenant of (...) Read more The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held from 23 to 27 June 2014. But the enthusiasm and emulation around this high-level event will last during the whole month of June thanks to Local Energy Days (...) Read more  
  Upcoming events
  1 - 30 June 2014 - Everywhere in Europe  
  3 March 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece  
  10 February - 25 March 2014 Various locations, Belgium  
  5 March 2014 - 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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