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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.

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)2030 CO2 targetAdaptation


Mayor (or equivalent): José Francisco Ballesta Germán
Population: 439,889 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 October 2008
Status 3


Main contact: Sofía LORENZ FONFRIA
Position: ALEM (Agencia Local de Energía & Cambio Climático de Murcia)

Covenant Coordinators

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Region of MurciaSpain46

Covenant Supporters

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Campañas de concienciación
Sector: Others
Implementation timeframe: 2008 - 2020
Area of intervention: Other
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Murcia City Council, ALEM
CO2 reduction :
10000 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
34000 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
200000 €

Description: Es un proyecto que engloba las campañas de concienciación en el consumo responsable de energía que realiza el Ayuntamiento de Murcia, en diversos ámbitos tales como: ahorro energético en edificios municipales, ahorro energético en hoteles, ahorro energético en el hogar, promoción del uso de la bicicleta. Mediante diversas campañas, seminarios, jornadas y publicaciones se fomenta el uso racional de la energía en la ciudad de Murcia.

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Benchmarks Date Language
Campañas de concienciación31 Jan 2017 es
Energy audits on municipal buildings31 Jan 2017 es
SmartSpaces - Saving Energy in Europe’s Public Buildings Using ICT31 Jan 2017 en
Electric Appliance Renewal Plan31 Jan 2017 es
Telegestion Alumbrado Público Barrio Santa Eulalia31 Jan 2017 es
Bicycle infrastructure: bike lanes and bicycle parking31 Jan 2017 es
MUyBICI- Public bicycle sharing system31 Jan 2017 en
Last updated at: 1 February 2017
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