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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).

Växjö

2020 CO2 targetAdaptation

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Bo Frank
Population: 86,000 inhabitants
Website: http://www.vaxjo.se

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 21 October 2008
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Henrik Johansson
Position: Environmental coordinator
Email: henrik.johansson@vaxjo.se
Phone: +46 470 41330

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
The Climate Municipalities (Sweden - Klimatkommunerna)Sweden20

Benchmarks

Coordinated transport of municipal purchased goods
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2009 - 2011
Area of intervention: Improvement of logistics and urban freight transport
Policy instrument: Public procurement
Responsible body: City of Växjö
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
200 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
800000 €
Jobs created:
3

Description: Thanks to the use of a coordinated transportation system for all goods purchased by Växjö's municipal organisation, we have been able to reduce the number of deliveries from 1900 per week to 350 per week. This is a way of optimising the transprt system, reduce the mileage, increase safety at schools and kindergartens, save money, and of course reduce CO2 emissions. By connecting the system to the public procurement policies, we have also been able to buy more food from local producers, which is good when it comes to support local agricultural economy.

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Benchmarks Date Language
Coordinated transport of municipal purchased goods 1 Dec 2015 en
The Green Data Center 1 Dec 2015 en
Bio-based steam production in Lantmännen Reppe industry in Växjö 1 Dec 2015 en
Last updated at: 1 December 2015
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