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.


2020 CO2 target


Mayor (or equivalent): Simone Uggetti
Population: 44,600 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 19 November 2008
Status 3


Main contact: Andrea Ferrari
Position: Councillor - Environment

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Climate AllianceGermany86
Climate Alliance ItalyItaly18


Acquisto energia verde certificata per Illuminazione Pubblica ed Edifici Pubblici
Sector: Others
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2020
Area of intervention: Other
Policy instrument: Other
Responsible body: GPP - Municipality
CO2 reduction :
2683 t CO2 eq./a

Description: Tutta l'energia elettrica consumata da uffici e sedi comunali e dagli impianti dell'illuminazione pubblica della città proviene da fonti rinnovabili, grazie al nuovo contratto di fornitura di energia elettrica per il periodo 2014-2016, stipulato con la Acam di La Spezia.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Benchmarks Date Language
Acquisto energia verde certificata per Illuminazione Pubblica ed Edifici Pubblici28 Jan 2015 en
Distribuzione lampade a basso consumo alla cittadinanza28 Jan 2015 en
Illuminazione Pubblica a LED28 Jan 2015 it
Last updated at: 28 January 2015
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