Illustration Covenant Coordinators

‘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.

Region of Abruzzo

Profile

President:Giovanni Chiodi
Country: Italy
Website: http://www.regione.abruzzo.it

Contact

Main contact: Iris Flacco
Position: Head of Department for Regional Energy Policy
Phone: 00390857672524

Strategy

Regione Abruzzo undertakes actions and initiatives for the development of renewable energies, energy saving and sustainable mobility in line with the European Commission objectives for Co2 reduction, according to Abruzzo Regional Energy Plan. To achieve these aims Regione Abruzzo also carries out a strong promotion and dissemination activity to raise awareness among local authorities and citizens

Benchmarks

Regione Abruzzo Model
Category: Financing schemes
Description: All 305 cities in the Region have joined the Covenant of Mayors Regional Administration and all Provincial Administrations joined as coordinators. The Region allocated € 300,000 from the regional budget to assist the municipalities in preparation of Operational Plans and the entire resource of 35 million euros of structural funds EDRF 2007-2013, axis II Energy, to support the implementation of the intervention foreseen by the SEAP in the Region. 618 intervention realized: increase of the efficiency on existing plants, increase of the efficiency of public street lighting systems, realization of photovoltaic and thermodynamic solar plants , construction of insulating walls, Replacement of boilers , casings and windows, installation of temperature controllers on heating systems. The management: Regione Abruzzo, Provinces, regional and provincial Energy Agencies and ANCI.
Signatories involved: 305 Municipalities of Abruzzo Region; Supporting structure: Abruzzo Region and 4 Provinces

 


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