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.

Muro de Alcoy

Mitigation (2020 target)

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Francesc Ramón Valls Pascual
Population: 9,114 inhabitants
Website: http://www.vilademuro.net

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 4 March 2010
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Marta Signes
Position: Industrial Engineer
Email: msignes@vilademuro.net
Phone: +34 96 553 05 57

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of AlicanteSpain135

Benchmarks

CONSUMPTION MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE OF AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2008 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency in space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Local authority
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
5.64 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
1500 €

Description: CONSUMPTION MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE OF AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT

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Benchmarks Date Language
CONSUMPTION MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE OF AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT 3 Nov 2015 en
REPLACEMENT OF INTERIOR BUILDING LIGHTS WITH LED 3 Nov 2015 en
INSTALLATION OF SOLAR HEAT IN EXISTING BUILDINGS 3 Nov 2015 en
Last updated at: 6 November 2017
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