Covenant of Mayors Office
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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.
|Mayor (or equivalent):||Marco Doria|
|Date of adhesion:||10 February 2009|
|Main contact:||Diego Calandrino|
|Position:||Manager of Energy Manager staff|
|ANCI IDEALI The European Foundation of Cities||Italy||11|
|Climate Alliance Italy||Italy||18|
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2013
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency in space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Municipality of Genoa - Environment, Hygiene and Energy Department
12664 t CO2 eq./a
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes
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|Retrofitting for heating systems (conversion from heating oil to natural gas)||27 May 2015||en|
|City Urban Development Plan (PUC)||27 May 2015||en|
|Energy observation post||27 May 2015||en|
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