Illustration Signatories

The fight against climate change will be won or lost in urban areas. A vast majority of the European population lives and works in cities, consuming an estimated 80% of the energy used in the EU. Local administrations, as the closest government level to citizens are ideally placed to address climate issues in a comprehensive manner. More and more cities are thus deciding to take up the challenge, as shown by the growing number of Covenant of Mayors signatories.

Signatory cities vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris.

The commitments for Covenant Signatories are linked to the European Union’s Climate and energy policy framework. These include the European Union’s climate and energy package for 2020 for signatories who have joined between 2008 and 2015 and the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework as well as the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for signatories joining after 2015.

As of October 2015, Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and increasing resilience to climate change within the first two years of adhesion.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors can be found below.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Wasberg
Population: 76,237 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 23 November 2009
Status 3


Main contact: Frida Nordstrom
Position: Climate and environmental strategist

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, European SecretariatGermany25


Styr, regler och injusteringar
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2015 - 2015
Area of intervention: Integrated action (all above)
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Tornberget
CO2 reduction :
4.5 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
725025 €

Description: Genom installation av nya styr och reglersystem samt injusteringar kan mycket energi sparas. Prioritering sker efter byggnadens energianvändning, ålder på systemen och andra planerade åtgärder.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Styr, regler och injusteringar21 Apr 2015 sv
Coordinated goods distribution21 Apr 2015 sv
Konertering av elpannor21 Apr 2015 sv
Last updated at: 1 March 2013
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