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): Mario Rajn
Population: 11,541 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 12 July 2011
Status 3


Main contact: Ljiljana Stojsavljević-Križan
Position: senior adviser for public procurement and energy efficiency

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Climate AllianceGermany89


Povećanje energetske učinkovitosti obiteljskih kuća
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2020
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Grants and subsidies
Responsible body: City of Krizevci, Environmental protection and energy efficiency Fund, Citizens
CO2 reduction :
124.66 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
446.84 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
516849.31 €

Description: Grad Križevci u suradnji sa Fondom za zaštitu okoliša i energetsku učinkovitost sufinanciraju energetsku obnovu kućanstava i to: ugradnju/zamjenu energetski učinkovite stolarije, obnovu vanjske ovojnice, obnovu krovišta. Na taj je način do kraja 2014. godine obnovljeno 71 kućanstvo. Rezultat navedenih mjera je: obnovljeno 5.683,35 m2 fasada, zamjena 804,07 m2 stolarije, obnovljeno 1.759,66 m2 krovišta.

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Povećanje energetske učinkovitosti obiteljskih kuća19 Jan 2017 hr
Poticanje obnovljivih izvora energije u kućanstvima19 Jan 2017 hr
Odluka Gradskog vijeća o smanjenju komunalnog doprinosa za izgradnju novih niskoenergetskih i pasivnih zgrada u stambenom sektoru19 Jan 2017 hr
Energetski učinkovita javna rasvjeta19 Jan 2017 hr
Last updated at: 5 November 2013
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