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.

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.

L'Estany

2020 CO2 targetAdaptation

Signatory

Population: 390 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 25 November 2009
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Salvador Tresserra Purtí
Position: Mayor

Contact

Main contact: Rosa Prat Forcada
Position: Administrative

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

Benchmarks

Caldera de biomassa a l'escola
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2013 - 2014
Area of intervention: Renewable energy for space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Public procurement
Responsible body: Environment dep.
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
8.01 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
30 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
79571 €

Description: Instal.lació de caldera de biomassa a l'escola com a sistema de calefacció.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Caldera de biomassa a l'escola 4 Nov 2015 ca
Enllumenat públic amb LED20 Jul 2015 ca
Instal.lació de calefacció amb el sitema d'infrarojos a la Casa de Cultura i a l'ajuntament 20 Jul 2015 ca
Last updated at: 5 November 2015
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