Covenant of Mayors Office
63-67 Rue d’Arlon
‘Covenant Coordinators’ are 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.
Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators typically support signatories in conducting a CO2 emission inventory and/or a climate risk assessment, as well as in preparing and implementing their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.
Covenant Coordinators are:
- decentralised authorities, such as regions, provinces or grouping of local authorities,
- national public bodies such as national energy agencies.
Covenant Coordinators are considered by the European Commission as key allies of the Covenant of Mayors Office, as they play a decisive role in reaching out to local authorities in their territory and providing signatories with the technical, financial, administrative and political support necessary to fulfil their commitments.
Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio Junta de Andalucía
|Main contact:||Lidia Suárez Samadiego|
StrategyThe Regional Environmental Government of Andalusia, by means of the D.G for Climate Change and Urban Environment, will support the Covenant by giving technical assistance to municipalities of Andalusia through the Ciudad 21 Program and will promote the Covenant of Mayors in all of these municipalities.
Description: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment developed a pilot project to study the lighting in ten Andalusian towns with population levels between 1000 and 60000. The study, which analyzed 13,178 streetlights, whose main objective is to reduce CO2 emissions, energy consumption, billing municipal, minimize the impact on biodiversity and astronomical observations. Light pollution also disrupts the sleep cycle of people, with negative implications for their health. These councils must adapt their lighting under the Regulation on Protection of the Night Sky. In order to make it easier for municipalities to adapt their facilities considering environmental criteria, in addition to the legal, technical and economic, the Department has conducted this pilot scheme.
Signatories involved: Pulpí, Gérgal, Conil de la Frontera, Cabra, Beas de Granada, Segura de la Sierra, Linares de la Sierra, Algarrobo, Alcalá de Guadaíra and Marchena.
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