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Signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. represent cities that vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris. Within a year following their signature, Covenant signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. on their territory, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant may be found below and here (PDF format).

Gent

2020 CO2 target2030 CO2 targetAdaptation

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Daniël Termont
Population: 247,000 inhabitants
Website: http://www.gent.be

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 10 February 2009
Status 2

Contact

Main contact: Cathy De Bruyne
Position: coordinator-expert Environmental Service

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Climate AllianceGermany85
Energy CitiesFrance51
EUROCITIESBelgium107

Benchmarks

Pilot Energy Coaching
Sector: Industry
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2014
Area of intervention: Other
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Service of Environment and Climate
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
1820 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
7397 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
40000 €

Description: This project addressed companies with a minimum annual consumption 1000 MWh, willing to reduce their energy consumption. Fifteen Ghent companies stepped in a pilot project of energy coaching. The main target is the structural implementation of energy management. Together they provided for a reduction in CO2 emissions of approximately 1,820 tons of CO2 and a financial savings of no less than EUR 360 000. The project is a bottom up idea of stakeholders indicating that this is what companies really need. Ghent received a Climate Star Award in 2014 and is nominated for the Belfius Smart Cities Award 2015 for this approach.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, EU Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Pilot Energy Coaching16 Jan 2015 en
City renewal project Ledeberg Leeft16 Jan 2015 en
Remediation public lighting16 Jan 2015 en
Last updated at: 10 February 2016
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