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.
|Presidents of Climate Alliance (City of Rostock and City of Ghent):||Holger Matthäus & Tine Heyse|
|Main contact:||Svenja Schuchmann|
Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples is the largest European network of local and regional authorities dedicated to climate protection. Climate Alliance represents more than 1,500 local authorities in 24 European countries. When becoming a member of Climate Alliance, cities and municipalities commit to the ambitious target to reduce their CO2 emissions by 10 % every 5 years and to halve them by 2030 (baseline year 1990). Climate Alliance has developed a comprehensive approach to support local authorities in their climate protection efforts and in the achievement of their ambitious CO2 reduction targets. Simple and pragmatic tools and methods are available from the initial decision to become active in climate mitigation right up to the monitoring of the progress. As a Covenant supporter, Climate Alliance promotes the adhesion to the Covenant among its members and provides dedicated tools and methods that help signatories to set up and implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans as well as ready-made campaigns for the involvement of citizens and stakeholders. Furthermore, Climate Alliance organises dedicated exchange of experience and promotes actions and achievements of its members as a source of inspiration for other cities.
Description: The growing interest and commitment of Ukrainian and Georgian local authorities in the context of the Covenant of Mayors initiative led Climate Alliance to develop specific tools to support them in the calculation of CO2 emissions. The tool was developed in Microsoft Excel, a software spreadsheet which is widely available in public administration in Ukraine and Georgia. The tool adopts a standardised methodology, ensuring that your emission inventories are consistent along time. Municipalities using the same tool can easily compare their values against each other. Finally, the tool respects the Covenant of Mayors methodological requirements and all the data required to compile a Baseline Emissions Inventory can be directly exported from the tool to the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) document in table and graphical formats. The Climate Alliance Carbon Calculator tool includes a database of national energy, economic and demographic data that can be used to derive local energy data. This means that in the absence of local energy data for certain sectors, the tool scales energy consumption data from the national level to the municipal level by using a scaling variable, i.e. an indicator that is both available at national and municipal levels. For instance, for the residential sector, the scaling variable is the number of inhabitants, while the number of employees (workforce) is used to estimate the energy consumption in the services, industry and agriculture sector. The tool includes data from 2000 to 2010. It also offers an extrapolation function, which allows local authorities to extrapolate their data for the years that they do not have data available. CO2 emissions are calculated by using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) default emission factors which take into account the impacts of the entire energy supply chain. The tool is available for all municipalities in Ukraine and Georgia, in English and in Russian. Climate Alliance members can use the tool for free.
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|The Climate Alliance Carbon Calculator for Ukrainian and Georgian municipalities||en|
|Coaching Municipal Climate Protection||en|
|"Climate Protection in Municipalities" guidelines||en|
|Climate Cities Benchmarking System||en|
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