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.

Santa Perpetua de Mogoda

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Manuel Ruiz Montero
Population: 25,048 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 27 November 2008
Status 3


Main contact: Teresa Martínez Barchino
Position: Tècnica municipal de Medi Ambient

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of BarcelonaSpain226

Covenant Supporters

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


Creation of research center for the electric vehicle
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2014 - 2020
Area of intervention: Cleaner/efficient vehicles
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Economic Promotion dept.
CO2 reduction :
192 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
720 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
250000 €
Jobs created:

Description: Creation of research center for young people the electric vehicle
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, Other

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Benchmarks Date Language
Creation of research center for the electric vehicle30 Jun 2015 en
Implement a program to minimize waste generation and the extension of separate collection in municipal facilities and schools.23 Feb 2015 en
Implement a monitoring system in buildings and remote management of lighting and make a track of real consumption from the energy management team.23 Feb 2015 en
Last updated at: 18 September 2015
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