Illustration Signatories

Signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. 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 Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. 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.

Berlin

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Population: 3,439,132 inhabitants
Website: http://www.stadtentwicklung.berlin.de

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 20 July 2010
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Gesa Homann
Position: Department of Urban planning and Environment

Contact

Main contact: Gesa Homann
Position: Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment, Special Unit for Climate Protection and Energy
Email: gesa.homann@senstadtum.berlin.de

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Climate AllianceGermany86
EUROCITIESBelgium107
Forum European Energy AwardGermany10
ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, European SecretariatGermany25
METREX (Network of European Metropolitan Regions and Areas)United Kingdom3
POLISBelgium7

Benchmarks

Implementation of the Environmental Relief Programme (UEP)
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2008 - 2020
Area of intervention: Integrated action (all above)
Policy instrument: Grants and subsidies
Responsible body: SenStadtUm
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
1000 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
88.42 Million €

Description: Implementation of the Environmental Relief Programme (UEP) with a focus of the energy efficient refurbishment of municipal buildings, co-financed by ERDF
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, EU Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Implementation of the Environmental Relief Programme (UEP)23 Feb 2015 en
Klimaschutzvereinbarung mit BBU23 Feb 2015 de
Machbarkeitsstudie Klimaneutrales Berlin 205023 Feb 2015 de
Last updated at: 17 November 2015
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