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Covenant core documents

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Covenant Official Text
Official text outlining the Covenant of Mayors commitments to be approved by the (local authority’s) municipal council.
Please note that the Covenant of Mayors initiative cannot be used to serve commercial purposes.

Document available in PDF format.
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Covenant Adhesion Form
Form to be signed by the Mayor – or equivalent representative of the municipal council – to process registration to the initiative.

Document available in Word format.
** For individual signatories: **
български (bg), Català (ca), čeština (cs), dansk (da), Österreichisches Deutsch (de), Deutsch (de), eesti (et), ελληνικά (el), English (en), español (es), euskara (eu), français (fr), hrvatski (hr), italiano (it), lietuvių (lt), latviešu (lv), magyar (hu), Malti (mt), Nederlands (nl), Norsk (no), polski (pl), português (pt), română (ro), slovenčina (sk), slovenščina (sl), suomi (fi), svenska (sv), українська (ua)

** For group of signatories: **

Technical & methodological materials

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SEAP Guidebook
Document intended to guide signatories through the SEAP development process. This guidebook is the result of a collaborative work between the Joint Research Centre and the Covenant of Mayors Office, with the crucial input of local and regional energy practitioners.

Full-text PDF version in English
Also available in:
Deutsch (de), ελληνικά (el), español (es), français (fr), italiano (it), latviešu (lv), polski (pl), română (ro), slovenščina (sl), български (bg)

Other versions available (PDF documents):
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Reporting Guidelines on SEAP and Monitoring
Guidelines to support signatories throughout the Covenant reporting process.

PDF document in English.
PDF - 676.9 kb
SEAP Template
Sustainable Energy Action Plan Template to be filled in by Covenant of Mayors Signatories.

This document in pdf format offers a read-only version of the online template to be filled in by signatories when submitting their SEAP and highlights the new fields and features.
PDF - 724 kb
Monitoring Template
Monitoring Template to be filled in by Covenant of Mayors Signatories.

This document in pdf format offers a read-only version of the online template to be filled in by signatories when reporting in their SEAP progress.
PDF - 115.4 kb
What has changed in the SEAP template? Quick guide to the migration phase
Short guide designed for signatories that submitted their SEAP before May 2014. It outlines the main template changes that have been made in comparison to the previous version.
PDF document also available in
Deutsch (de), italiano (it)
Excel - 1 Mb
SEAP Template - old version
Former Sustainable Energy Action Plan Template in Excel format which was discontinued.

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Reports on existing methodologies and tools
Reports on existing methodologies and tools for SEAP development and implementation.

PDF documents.
Report I & Summary table I: Methodologies and tools for the development and implementation of SEAPs. Report II & Summary table II: Methodologies and tools for CO2 inventories.
PDF - 607.4 kb
SEAP Submission & Verification Processes
Document describing the SEAP Submission & Assessment Processes performed by the Joint Research Centre. PDF document available in English only.

PDF document in English.
PDF - 637.4 kb
Webinar for Covenant Territorial Coordinators: your role in the SEAP analysis process
A document by the European Commission ’s Joint Research Centre.
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Guidelines for Covenant Supporters
Overview of the key roles and activities to be undertaken by networks of local and regional authorities involved in the initiative as "Covenant of Mayors Supporters".
PDF Document - 9 pages
PDF - 1 Mb
Guidelines for Covenant Coordinators
Overview of the key roles and activities to be undertaken by regions and provinces involved in the initiative as "Covenant of Mayors Coordinators". PDF Document - 22 pages

Brochures & Publications

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Covenant of Mayors Presentation Brochure
The Covenant of Mayors presentation brochure gives an overview of the origins, main actors, present context and growing importance of the initiative. It shows how cities and regions across Europe and beyond use sustainable energy planning to bring better living environments to their citizens.

* * Ready-to-print high resolution electronic versions available upon request * *
български (bg), čeština(cs), dansk (da), Deutsch (de), eesti (et), ελληνικά (el), español (es), français (fr), Gaeilge (ga), italiano (it), lietuvių (lt), latviešu (lv), magyar (hu), Malti (mt), Nederlands (nl), polski (pl), português (pt), ру́сский (ru), română (ro), slovenčina (sk), slovenščina (sl), suomi (fi), svenska (sv)
PDF - 4.6 Mb
Thematic Leaflet on multi-level governance & cooperation
This thematic leaflet includes a series of chapters detailing the role of the numerous actors involved in the Covenant of Mayors.
PDF 4.6Mo - English
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Country Close-Ups
Country-Close Ups provide guidance on the local energy management landscape of specific countries, including the stage of implementation of the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Developed with the help of national experts, they are available in English and in the country’s national languages.
Czech Republic
- EN version, - CZ version, Germany - EN version, - DE version, Hungary - EN version, HU version, Poland - EN version,- PL version, Austria- EN version, Slovakia - EN version, SK version, Italy IT version
PDF - 2.3 Mb
Thematic Leaflet on Sustainable Energy Action Plans
The Thematic Leaflet on Sustainable Energy Action Plans offers insights into the SEAP development process as well as submission and assessment procedures. In addition, it provides readers with a series of inspiring examples from Covenant of Mayors Signatories.

* * Ready-to-print high resolution electronic versions available upon request * *
български (bg), čeština(cs), dansk (da), Deutsch (de), eesti (et), ελληνικά (el), español (es), français (fr), Gaeilge (ga), italiano (it), lietuvių (lt), latviešu (lv), magyar (hu), Malti (mt), Nederlands (nl), polski (pl), português (pt), română (ro), slovenčina (sk), slovenščina (sl), suomi (fi), svenska (sv)
PDF - 3.2 Mb
Thematic leaflet on Financing Instruments
This Thematic Leaflet seeks to provide an overview of the different funding opportunities available to Covenant Signatories at the local, regional, national and European level.

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Useful Resources

Powerpoint slideshow - 6.6 Mb
Covenant of Mayors 2013 Best Practice Selection
A selection of some inspiring Benchmarks of Excellence that were showcased on the occasion of the 2013 Covenant of Mayors Ceremony.
PDF - 1.3 Mb
Covenant in Figures - 5 Years Assessment
This report gathers Figures and Statistics about the Covenant of Mayors initiative. It has been published by the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in June 2013.

Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)
3. CoM indicators for SEAPs’main statistics
4. CO2 mitigation potential by CoM signatories
5. Projections
6. Conclusion
PDF - 884.5 kb
2013 Covenant Coordinators Monitoring Report
This report presents the finding of the yearly questionnaire taken by Covenant Coordinators, committed to reporting on their activities as part of their involvement in the initiative. The document notably provides an overview of the Covenant Supporters’ actions and expectations for the future developments of the initiative. PDF 479.4 ko in English
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2013 Covenant Supporters Monitoring Report
This report presents the finding of the yearly questionnaire taken by Covenant Supporters, committed to reporting on their activities as part of their involvement in the initiative. The document notably provides an overview of the Covenant Supporters’ actions and expectations for the future developments of the initiative. PDF in English

Technical guidance: Financing the energy renovation of buildings with Cohesion Policy funding
Final report - A study prepared for the European Commission DG Energy


Tackling  energy  consumption  in  European  buildings  is  vital.  Nearly  40%  of  final  energy  consumption  is attribuable to housing, offices, shops and other buildings across the public and private sectors.

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2012 Covenant Coordinators Monitoring Report
This report provides an overview of the activities performed by Covenant Coordinators in the framework of the contract they have signed with the European Commission. The first section outlines the main results of the questionnaire. The second focuses on the key messages derived from the survey.

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2012 Covenant Supporters Monitoring Report
This report presents the finding of the yearly questionnaire taken by Covenant Supporters, committed to reporting on their activities as part of their involvement in the initiative.
The document notably provides an overview of the Covenant Supporters’ actions and expectations for the future developments of the initiative.

PDF 479.4 ko in English
PDF - 3.6 Mb
Our common fight against climate change: what can Europe offer to the neighbouring countries and cities for developing sustainable urban energy strategies ?
Interregional recommendations for ENP East and South countries on how to implement sustainable urban energy strategies with the help of European partners and support of the European Union.
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Tips for ENPI cities on how to develop a SEAP
Based on the experience of Polotsk, the first city in Belarus, and Salé, the first city in Morocco and in the South Mediterranean region to join the Covenant of Mayors, as well as Murcia (Spain) and Friedrichshafen (Germany), European signatories of the Covenant of Mayors.
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EU-China Mayors Charter
European and Chinese Mayors signed the EU-China Mayors Charter and agreed to join efforts in the field of sustainable urbanisation on the occasion of the first EU-China Mayors Forum held on 20 September 2012 in Brussels.
PDF 1Mo - English
PDF - 1.1 Mb
Financing Energy Efficiency
"Financing energy efficiency: Forging the link between financing and project implementation" is a report from the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission by Silvia Rezessy and Paolo Bertoldi. May 2010
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COMBAT Project: SEAP development guidelines
In the framwork of the EU-supported COMBAT project, four Baltic capitals, Helsinki, Riga, Stockholm and Tallinn, produced a set of guidelines related to the development and implementation of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
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