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.

San Giorgio Su Legnano

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Marzio Colombo
Population: 6,173 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 21 December 2009
Status 3


Main contact: LAURA MAZZEO
Position: EESCO Srl Ufficio Amministrazione
Phone: 0297250160


Main contact: Franco Rossetti

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of MilanItaly91


Interventi per il risparmio energetico sugli edifici comunali
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2005 - 2010
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Ufficio Tecnico Comunale, Responsabile UTC Franco Rossetti
CO2 reduction :
25.63 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
455283 €

Description: Sulla base dei primi dati rilevati dall’attività di audit che l’Amministrazione ha intrapreso è stato possibile individuare alcuni edifici come target ideali per avviare interventi di risparmio energetico. Tale edifici risultano infatti i più energivori tra quelli di proprietà. Municipio Piazza Iv Novembre 7 Sostituzione Serramenti Scuola Media Piazza Iv Novembre 3 Sostituzione Serramenti Scuola Elementare Via Vittorio Veneto 56 Sostituzione Serramenti
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes

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