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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)


Mayor (or equivalent): Volodymyr Garazd
Population: 20,696 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 12 January 2009
Status 3


Main contact: Volodymyr Smolii
Position: Head of the department for energy efficiency, investment and municipal development
Phone: +38 03477 27007

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Association 'Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine'Ukraine58
Climate AllianceGermany89


Instalation of the solar collectors in 3 kindergartens
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2018
Area of intervention: Renewable energy for space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: City council
CO2 reduction :
67.2 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
54000 €

Description: During 2012-2016 the projects of solar collectors instalation were implemented in 3 kindergartens of Dolyna ("Zolota rybka", "Rosynka", "Sonechko"). Thanks to these, the consumption of natural gas for needs of hot water supply was decreased on 20%.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, Public-Private Partnerships, Other

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Benchmarks Date Language
Complex thermo modernization of kindergarten "Zolota rybka" in Dolyna22 Feb 2017 uk
Instalation of the solar collectors in 3 kindergartens22 Feb 2017 uk
Reducing the energy consumption and CO2 emmisions in the sector of appartament buildings of Dolyna22 Feb 2017 uk
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