Covenant of Mayors Office
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Covenant Supporters are defined as associations of local and regional authorities, networks, local agencies and not for profit organisations committed to support Covenant Signatories in their areas of expertise and different levels of: European; national, regional/local governance.
They leverage their advocacy, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of their signatories.
Covenant Supporters, with expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the national, regional or European level - are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to signatories and identify synergies with existing initiatives. They too are crucial partners of the Covenant of Mayors Office, especially considering their ability to adapt the Covenant objectives and messages in a way that makes sense to the realities on the ground.
|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: Climate Cities Benchmark provides a systematic approach for the visualisation and analysis of local actions. It is also an internet-based tool which enhances mutual learning of local authorities in sustainable energy policies and climate action. The results of the benchmarking can be incorporated in local climate action plans with the specific strengths and weaknesses in comparison to the national average value and the average and best values of the “community”, i.e. all cities participating in a certain size category. The Climate Cities Benchmark is currently being used by 200 cities in Germany.
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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|
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