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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 and here (PDF format).

Göteborg

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Anneli Hulthén
Population: 506,100 inhabitants
Website: http://www.goteborg.se/english

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 3 September 2008
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Anna Cognell
Position: Urban development officer

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
EUROCITIESBelgium107

Benchmarks

Climate Smart City Distribution
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2013
Area of intervention: Improvement of logistics and urban freight transport
Policy instrument: Transport mobility planning regulation
Responsible body: City of Gothenburg
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
1 t CO2 eq./a

Description: Climate Smart City Distribution is a collaborative project aimed at developing and demonstrating more effective and eco-friendly solutions for city distribution. The project is a collaboration between various freight delivery companies, vehicle manufacturers, fuel suppliers and governmental organizations. The overall objective of the project is to reduce the climatic impact from distribution traffic within the city of Goteborg's environmental zone by 50% (for the vehicle fleets of the participating shipping companies). The objective will be realized through the introduction of energy-efficient vehicle technology, renewable fuels and new solutions for freight coordination and consolidated shipment. The combination of all these various sub-solutions form a model that could also be applied in other cities and eventually exported to other countries.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Benchmarks Date Language
Climate Smart City Distribution14 Nov 2014 en
Onshore Power Supply in Port of Gothenburg12 Nov 2014 en
Bike sharing "Styr & Ställ"12 Nov 2014 en
ElectriCity (Electric buses)12 Nov 2014 en
Green bonds12 Nov 2014 en
Net Zero Energy Schools12 Nov 2014 en
EU Gugle (Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities)12 Nov 2014 en
Last updated at: 20 February 2015
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