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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.

Signatories represent cities that vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris. Within a year following their signature, Covenant signatories commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans on their territory, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

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


2020 CO2 target


Mayor (or equivalent): Joan Mora i Bosch
Population: 121,746 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 3 July 2008
Status 3

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of BarcelonaSpain213

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (Network of Cities and Towns towards Sustainibilty)Spain180


Prova pilot: canvi de fluorescents per LEDS
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2009 - 2010
Area of intervention: Energy efficient lighting systems
Policy instrument: Public procurement
Responsible body: Maintenance Services, Urban Promotions Mataro, Prohousing Mataro, GINTRA, AMSA, IMPEM, Institute of Sports, IMAC, Municipal Institute of Education
CO2 reduction :
1 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
1300 €

Description: S'ha canviat la il·luminació d'un equipament per valorar l'extensió dels LED a d'altres edificis.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Benchmarks Date Language
Prova pilot: canvi de fluorescents per LEDS12 Dec 2014 ca
Telegestió de l'enllumenat públic12 Dec 2014 ca
Gestor energètic 12 Dec 2014 ca
Last updated at: 17 December 2014
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