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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.

Sant Gregori

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Jordi Noguer i de Palol
Population: 3,280 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 13 February 2012
Status 3

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Province of GironaSpain210

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Adequació Camí Ral com a carril bici
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2013 - 2015
Area of intervention: Modal shift to walking and cycling
Policy instrument: Other
Responsible body: Department of Transport, Department of Planning, Department of Communication, Education Department
CO2 reduction :
45.75 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
19456 €

Description: Es creu convenient la construcció d’un carril bici adequant l’actual Camí Ral que comunica el nucli urbà de Sant Gregori amb Girona a través del Pla de Domeny. Es preveu que sigui necessària una adequació del ferm existent en trams on no hi hagi suficient amplada per la circulació amb seguretat amb bicicleta i la implementació de les senyals informatives adients. Es preveu que s’incrementi l’ús que té aquesta via verda en 35 usuaris el dia de mitjana, és a dir assolir un estalvi de 1.050 trajectes al mes d’anada i tornada entre Sant Gregori i Girona.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Adequació Camí Ral com a carril bici20 Dec 2017 ca
Action 4: Substituir les lluminàries existents ML-250 i Palacio per lluminàries equipades amb tecnologia LED de 40 W20 Dec 2017 ca
Incentivar les empreses/ escoles a fer ús del transport públic per anar a treballar o estudiar20 Dec 2017 ca
Last updated at: 27 October 2014
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