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Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. typically support signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. in preparing and implementing their Action Plans Action plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. .

Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. are:

  • decentralised authorities, such as regions, provinces or grouping of local authorities,
  • national public bodies such as national energy agencies.

Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. are considered by the European Commission European Commission The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union’s treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union. With the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the European Commission - DG Energy endorses and supports the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies. as key allies of the Covenant of Mayors Office Covenant of Mayors Office The Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO), established and funded by the European Commission, is responsible for the coordination and daily management of the initiative. It provides signatories with administrative support and technical guidance, facilitates networking between Covenant stakeholders and ensures the promotion of their activities. The CoMO is managed by a consortium of European networks representing local and regional authorities, led by Energy-Cities and composed of CEMR, CLIMATE ALLIANCE, EUROCITIES and Fedarene. , as they play a decisive role in reaching out to local authorities in their territory and providing signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. with the technical, financial, administrative and political support necessary to fulfil their commitments.

List of Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. :

Città Metropolitana di Genova

Profile

Country: Italy
Website: http://www.cittametropolitana.genova.it

Contact

Main contact: Fausto Brizi
Email: fausto.brizi@cittametropolitana.genova.it
Phone: (+39) 010 54 99 472

Strategy

The Metropolitan City of Genova included the CoM as a key action in its policies against climate change and green economy promotion.

The strategy is mainly aimed to small size municipalities to help them to overcome the lack of resources (funding, skill ...).

The solution is facilitating collective actions and pooling resources  through the development of a toolbox ready to be used by mucipalities.

A bottom up approach is crucial to be effective: participation and citizens awareness are the key words

A strong technical approach is crucial, too.

Support provided to signatories

    Promote adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors
    • Dissemination of Covenant promotion materials (brochure, thematic leaflets, etc.)
    • Adaptation / translation of Covenant promotional materials to the national/regional context or development of a specific publication on the Covenant
    • Leverage of own communication tools (e.g. newsletter, website, mailing lists, etc.)
    • Organisation of events
    Provide financing to Covenant Signatories for the development of their BEI/SEAP and implementation of the SEAP
    • Indirect support through staff assigned
    Provide technical support for the development of the BEI/SEAP and implementation of the SEAP
    • Political and/or technical working group(s) set up
    • Development or adaptation of technical guidelines
    • Consultancy commissioned for the technical support
    • Other (please specify)
      > own staff, training
    Facilitate exchange of experience between existing and potential Covenant Signatories
    • Creation of experience-sharing opportunities between signatories (e.g. Extranet, discussion forum, blogs, etc.)
    Defend the interests of the Covenant in order to facilitate the adhesion to the initiative and the implementation of its requirements
    • Cooperation with the media
    • Organisation of meetings with key stakeholders (e.g. national government representatives, private or banking sector)
    Local Energy days
    • Support to signatories for the organisation of their Local Energy Days
    • Organisation of Territorial Energy Days

    Benchmarks

    BASELINE CO2 INVENTORY IN PROVINCE OF GENOA
    Category: Methods and tools
    Description: The Baseline Emission Inventory, specially developed as BEI for the signatories of the “Covenant of Mayors” in the Province, is a tool that shows the CO2 emissions, giving the local authorities the information necessary to develop their policies and find the best strategies to tackle climate change. Thanks to a unique inventory for all the 67 municipalities of the Province (all < 30.000 inh. except Genoa) it is possible to overcome their lack of skills and resources necessary to develop such a complex tool. It also facilitates consistency between various levels of institutional planning and it’s cheaper. The inventory, certified ISO 14064, was referred to 2005 and it’s now updated to 2010 and 2012. It uses local data on IPCC methodology. It contains the emissions due to direct and indirect final energy consumption and it includes all the sectors. It is public and available online.
    Signatories involved: all the signatories in the Province of Genova

     


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    "Condomini intelligenti in Provincia di Genova" en
    Last updated at: 20 November 2015
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