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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.


Mitigation (2020 target)Adaptation


Population: 910,504 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 19 January 2009
Status 3


Main contact: Franco Tecchiati
Position: Dirigente
Phone: +390114420200


Main contact: Mirella Iacono

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories


Progetto TO-Bike, attivazione e implementazione del servizio di bike-sharing
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2020
Area of intervention: Modal shift to walking and cycling
Policy instrument: Not applicable
Responsible body: Direzione Territorio e Ambiente - Area Ambiente - Servizio Politiche per l'ambiente
CO2 reduction :
308 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
3.79 Million €

Description: Il progetto della Città di Torino prevede l’attivazione e gestione del servizio bike sharing “TOBike” con l’installazione di circa 390 stazioni sul territorio comunale, per un totale di 3.900 biciclette, e connessioni con i Comuni dell’area metropolitana, da realizzarsi indicativamente entro il 2020, compatibilmente con il reperimento delle risorse finanziarie necessarie. Il progetto è stato avviato nel giugno 2010. A fine 2015 sono attive 132 ciclostazioni, dislocate nell’area centrale e semi-centrale della città, con una distanza tra di loro di max 300/500 metri.

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Progetto TO-Bike, attivazione e implementazione del servizio di bike-sharing 7 Mar 2016 it
A.2.1 Energy Management of Municipal Buildings 7 Mar 2016 it
Last updated at: 9 June 2016
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