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.

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): Lyudmyla Dromashko
Population: 67,800 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 15 January 2009
Status 3


Main contact: Olha Bandura
Position: Energy manager


Main contact: Alexander Kukuruza
Position: first deputy of mayor
Phone: 0516146392

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Association 'Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine'Ukraine59


Сонячна лікарня
Sector: Local electricity production
Implementation timeframe: 2013 - 2020
Area of intervention: Photovoltaics
Policy instrument: Other
Responsible body: 1: Department of Education of the City Council, Central City Pervomaysk hospital.
CO2 reduction :
51.4 t CO2 eq./a
Renewable energy produced (MWh):
213 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
9721 €

Description: Проектом передбачене встановлення в пологовому будинку шести сонячних колекторів, завдяки яким заклад забезпечується гарячим водопостачанням. Після встановлення сонячних колекторів "безкоштовним" джерелом енергії є сонце .
Financing sources: National Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Сонячна лікарня 9 Sep 2015 uk
Модернізація системи опалення дошкільних навчальних закладів №31 "Білочка" та №32 "Буратіно" з впровадженням енергозберігаючих технологій (переведення на електроопалення та санація будівлі) 9 Sep 2015 uk
Міська Програма "Теплий дім" 9 Sep 2015 uk
Last updated at: 18 October 2017
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