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From commitment to action: A closer look at the SEAP assessment processClose to 740 local authorities have now uploaded their action plan – to be submitted alongside the SEAP template – outlining a number of key measures which are set to impact the living conditions of an estimated 68 million inhabitants. All submitted documents are now subject to assessment by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.
The SEAP assessment is based on a two-step process:
To guarantee the overall quality of the action plans, the JRC provides feedback to all signatories and suggests readjustments where and when needed.
For the SEAP to be deemed eligible, the following key elements need to be observed:
As of June 2011, 52% of the signatories whose templates and SEAPs have been reviewed had effectively fulfilled all the above-mentioned requirements. With SEAPs containing a host of approximately 30 measures each, Covenant Signatories are well on track to comply with their ambitious CO2 reduction objective.
The CO2 reduction target of the analyzed SEAPs, of 28% on average, exceeds that of the EU and represents in aggregated figures a potential reduction of 43 million tonnes of CO2.
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