Illustration Covenant Supporters

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


Presidents of Climate Alliance (City of Rostock and City of Ghent):Holger Matthäus & Tine Heyse
Country: Germany


Main contact: Svenja Schuchmann
Position: Project officer
Phone: +49-69-71713927


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 1,700 local authorities in 26 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 and adaptation efforts. Simple and pragmatic tools and methods are available from the initial decision to become active in climate mitigation and/or adaptation 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 their 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.

Signatories Supported

Signatories Population Adhesion Status
Bleiburg, AT3,91216 Jan 2012Adhesion
Bregenz, AT27,95012 Apr 2011Monitoring started
Lassee, AT3,50011 Jul 2008Action Plans submitted
Laxenburg, AT2,73623 Sep 2008Monitoring started
Munderfing, AT2,68222 Sep 2008Adhesion
Wolfurt, AT8,07520 Oct 2008Action Plans submitted
Banja Luka, BA250,00030 Jan 2009Monitoring started
Gent, BE247,00010 Feb 2009Action Plans submitted
Hasselt, BE75,99111 Dec 2008Monitoring started
Zoersel, BE21,79627 Sep 2016Adhesion
Zwijndrecht, BE18,94125 Sep 2014Monitoring started
Zürich, CH390,082 1 Oct 2008Monitoring started
Aachen, DE244,509 6 Jan 2009Monitoring started
Altötting, DE13,00014 Jan 2009Action Plans submitted
Berlin, DE3,439,13220 Jul 2010Monitoring started
Bielefeld, DE325,00019 Jun 2008Action Plans submitted
Böblingen, DE50,922 4 Mar 2015Action Plans submitted
Bonn, DE317,00025 Mar 2009Monitoring started
Bremen, DE546,45116 Dec 2008Monitoring started
Dormagen, DE63,09723 Mar 2010Action Plans submitted
Dortmund, DE580,95614 Jan 2009Action Plans submitted
Dresden, DE548,80024 Jun 2016Action Plans submitted
Düsseldorf, DE597,102 8 Jun 2010Monitoring started
Eggenfelden, DE13,961 5 May 2009Action Plans submitted
Erlangen, DE104,98029 Jul 2010Action Plans submitted
Essen, DE573,115 8 Dec 2010Action Plans submitted
Esslingen am Neckar, DE91,86913 Dec 2010Action Plans submitted
Frankfurt am Main, DE670,00011 Dec 2008Monitoring started
Freiburg, DE220,00017 Oct 2008Monitoring started
Friedrichshafen, DE58,06813 Jul 2011Action Plans submitted
Fürstenfeldbruck, DE35,588 7 Jul 2009Monitoring started
Hagen, DE186,00015 Dec 2011Action Plans submitted
Hamburg, DE1,814,597 9 Dec 2008Monitoring started
Hanau, DE88,18215 Dec 2008Adhesion
Hannover, DE520,00012 Dec 2008Action Plans submitted
Heidelberg, DE144,94829 Jul 2008Action Plans submitted
Herten, DE63,00029 Sep 2010Action Plans submitted
Iserlohn, DE95,83417 Feb 2009Adhesion
Kaiserslautern, DE98,79026 Jan 2009Action Plans submitted
Karlsruhe, DE304,619 2 Mar 2010Action Plans submitted
Koeln, DE1,019,30025 Sep 2008Action Plans submitted
Landeshauptstadt Kiel, DE235,00015 May 2008Adhesion
Ludwigsburg, DE86,79328 Mar 2012Action Plans submitted
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE164,351 9 May 2011Action Plans submitted
Mainz, DE210,000 5 May 2010Action Plans submitted
Mülheim an der Ruhr, DE171,884 7 Jul 2016Adhesion
München, DE1,464,96210 Feb 2009Monitoring started
Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, DE39,24611 Dec 2008Monitoring started
Nürnberg, DE503,26322 Oct 2008Monitoring started
Offenbach am Main, DE124,849 9 Nov 2011Action Plans submitted
Rheinberg, DE32,14520 Feb 2009Action Plans submitted
Rheine, DE76,546 9 Dec 2008Action Plans submitted
Rostock, DE201,096 4 Dec 2009Monitoring started
Stuttgart, DE593,84915 Jan 2009Action Plans submitted
Walldorf, DE14,82420 Jul 2010Adhesion
Wiesloch, DE25,89724 Mar 2010Action Plans submitted
Willich, DE52,87224 Mar 2010Action Plans submitted
Worms, DE82,04027 Jan 2010Monitoring started
Albertslund, DK27,00023 Sep 2009Action Plans submitted
NANTES METROPOLE, FR600,00017 Oct 2008Monitoring started
Oxford, GB150,20029 Sep 2014Action Plans submitted
Batumi, GE170,00015 Jul 2011Action Plans submitted
Križevci, HR11,54112 Jul 2011Monitoring started
Nagykanizsa, HU49,65223 Feb 2012Action Plans submitted
Ancona, IT100,50726 May 2008Action Plans submitted
Bolzano/Bozen, IT102,88013 Jan 2009Monitoring started
Busto Garolfo, IT13,49411 Mar 2010Monitoring started
Castellalto, IT7,45813 Apr 2010Action Plans submitted
Cervara di Roma, IT49011 Mar 2011Adhesion
Città di Castello, IT40,51025 Jan 2010Monitoring started
Formigine, IT34,44529 Oct 2009Monitoring started
Isera, IT2,601 9 Mar 2010Monitoring started
Jesi, IT40,87117 Dec 2010Action Plans submitted
Lodi, IT44,60019 Nov 2008Monitoring started
Modena, IT183,11414 Jan 2010Action Plans submitted
Pescara, IT123,00710 Feb 2011Monitoring started
Pietracamela, IT298 1 Apr 2010Action Plans submitted
Beckerich, LU2,22930 Dec 2008Action Plans submitted
Luxembourg, LU100,00010 Dec 2012Adhesion
Remich, LU3,470 9 Oct 2015Adhesion
The Hague, NL482,51025 Nov 2008Action Plans submitted
Cascais, PT188,24420 Dec 2008Action Plans submitted
Tirgu-Mures, RO144,80616 Dec 2010Monitoring started
Eskilstuna, SE60,185 8 Oct 2009Action Plans submitted
Jokkmokk, SE5,21012 Oct 2009Monitoring started
Dolyna, UA20,69612 Jan 2009Monitoring started
Myrhorod, UA41,30021 Sep 2012Action Plans submitted
Sambir, UA35,05427 Nov 2012Action Plans submitted


Climate Alliance Working Group on Adaptation
Category: Other
Description: To foster the exchange of views, knowledge and experiences on key issues around adaptation to climate change and thereby help local authorities to develop and implement their SE(C)AP, Climate Alliance launched the Working Group on Adaptation in 2015. The working group brings together climate experts and political leaders from Climate Alliance member municipalities, among them many Covenant of Mayors signatories, and several partner organisations to help generate an accurate picture of adaptation challenges and possible solutions at the local level. The group explores possibilities for local practitioners to consider mitigation and adaptation in an integrated way while finding solutions to mobilise much needed political and financial support. The group’s work also feeds into the Covenant of Mayors. For instance, the group closely collaborates with the Group of Practitioners of Mayors Adapt (now integrated in the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy). The Working Group on Adaptation offers participants biannual meetings within the framework of the Climate Alliance International Conference and other events. Members also receive regular briefings on topics of special relevance, for example, adaptation in the EU context, new solutions tested by peers and possible financing schemes for adaptation efforts.


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Last updated at: 26 September 2017
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