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Covenant Supporters are defined as not-for-profit organisations (associations of local and regional authorities, networks, thematic agencies …) with the capacity to promote the Covenant of Mayors and to mobilise and support their members and/or local authorities to reach the Covenant of Mayors’ objectives.

They take action on their territories and areas of expertise (e.g. energy, environment, water, air), and at different levels of governance (e.g. European, national, and regional/local) to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of their signatories. With expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the local/regional, national or European level – Covenant Supporters are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to signatories and identify synergies with existing initiatives.

Climate Alliance Italy


Country: Italy


Main contact: Dr. Karl-Ludwig Schibel
Position: Coordinator
Phone: +39.075.8554321


The non-profit organization Climate Alliance Italy (Alleanza per il Clima Italia onlus) coordinates the European Network Climate Alliance in Italy with 140 cities and regional governments as members. The main activity of CAI is to promote and to mainstream sustainable energy, climate and mobility policies into the daily functioning of public administrations for integrated sustainable local and regional development. CAI does so through developing tools, researching and disseminating exemplary experiences and solutions, capacity building. It promotes the direct exchange among local administrations in national and international conferences, through monthly newsletters, thematic working groups and one-to-one contacts with local authorities, sustaining them in a targeted way in their climate policies. 

In 2009 CAI organized and chaired a national working group of seven local and regional governments to elaborate the Italian version of ECORegion, a Swiss software for CO2 baseline emission inventories. It has collaborated on 45 SEAPs. Since 2010 the network is a Supporting Structure for the Covenant of Mayors and since October 2016 of the new integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. In 2012 it instituted the A+CoM award for Sustainable Energy and Action Plans of Excellence. The award ceremony conference is a national event and so are the conferences organized with partners more or less every other year on the state of local energy and climate policies in Italy. Since 2014 CAI chairs the Climate Alliance Working Group on Financing. It participates often with side events at the Conferences of Parties and is working with Climate Alliance Europe on Peer-to-peer partnerships between European and US cities.

Our daily contact with a large number of towns and cities, small and large, very ambitious, or a little less so as to their climate and energy policies, with varying degrees of capacity to implement them has provided us with an extended empirical and practical knowledge on the possibilities and limits, margins of action and impediments for energy and climate action of local and regional administrations. This puts us into a privileged position to interact with Italian local and regional governments, elaborate new methods and tools and find the right ways to put them at their disposal, to communicate with them, and disseminate information.


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Climate Alliance Italy Commitment Statement397 Koenpdf
Climate Alliance Italy Commitment Statement374 Koitpdf
Last updated at: 2 November 2016
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