Covenant of Mayors Office
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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.
|Mayor of Heidelberg - President of Energy Cities:||Eckart Würzner|
|Main contact:||Jean-Pierre Vallar|
|Phone:||+33 381 653 685|
StrategyEnergy Cities' main objective is to support European local authorities, in particular its members as they join the Covenant. To assist them in their local measures aimed at a minimum 20% reduction in CO2 emissions on their territory by 2020, the European network: - Publishes its members’ initiatives and action plans as a source of inspiration for other cities, - Encourages the exchange of experience and expertise between member signatories, - Informs about available tools aimed at preparing and implementing sustainable energy action plans, - Relays the expectations of the signatories to the European institutions via a Covenant of Mayors task force created within the Energy Cities Board, - Informs its members about developments in the EU energy and climate policy.
Description: Having signed the Covenant, Mayors have committed to “Mobilise the civil society in (our) geographical areas to take part in developing the Action Plan”. ENGAGE is all about encouraging individuals to play their part!ENGAGE is a participative communications campaign implemented by European local authorities. They use this initiative as a communication tool to share the Covenant of Mayors objectives locally. Indeed, this campaign commits all citizens and stakeholders to make personal energy-saving pledges and therefore contribute to the cities’ own energy and climate targets. Thanks to a user-friendly online tool, local authorities can create participant posters. Showcasing the pledges of every participant demonstrates the power of combined energy-saving actions. The objective is also to develop efficient local communications campaigns which lead to tangible energy savings via the monitoring of participants' energy consumption.The interactive ENGAGE Guidebook will take you through how to create a successful local ENGAGE campaign.
Signatories involved: Initially, a core group of 12 signatories from 12 different European countries has been pioneering the ENGAGE campaign: Biesko-Biala (PL), Heerlen (NL), Heidelberg (DE), Helsinki (FI), Ivani?-Grad (HR), Leicester (GB), Liège (BE), Oeiras (PT), Pamplona (E
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|BELIEF – Local Intelligent Energy Forums||en|
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