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): Florea Dorin
Population: 144,806 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 16 December 2010
Status 3

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Centru Regional Development AgencyRomania8

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Climate AllianceGermany89

Local and Regional Energy Agencies

Local and Regional Energy Agencies Countries Signatories
Alba Local Energy Agency - ALEARomania19


Reabilitare termica a 1 bloc de locuinţe / 100 apartamente
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2014 - 2020
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Energy certification labelling
Responsible body: Owners associationsMunicipality of Tg. Mures, Tehnical Department, Department of Head Architect
CO2 reduction :
122 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
198836 €

Description: Măsuri de eficiență energetică și asigurarea energiei durabile. • Izolarea termica (10 cm de polistiren extrudat pentru pereti si 10 cm de polistiren extrudat pentru baza) • Inlocuirea ferestrelor si a usilor cu rame din lemn cu ferestre si usi din PVC cu dublu strat
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes, EU Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Reabilitare termica a 1 bloc de locuinţe / 100 apartamente 10 May 2016 ro
Reabilitarea iluminatului public si optimizarea consumului de energie a mun. Tg. Mures10 May 2016 ro
Transport public cu nivel redus de poluare10 May 2016 ro
Last updated at: 11 September 2017
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