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.

Corbera de Llobregat

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Montserrat Febrero Piera
Population: 13,843 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 8 July 2008
Status 3


Main contact: Pablo Artieda
Position: Enginyer municipal

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of BarcelonaSpain224

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (Network of Cities and Towns towards Sustainibilty)Spain180


Replacing lamps for more efficient ones (Sodium vapour, LED, ....) and smart electronic ballast.
Sector: Public lighting
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2014
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency
Policy instrument: Third party financing. PPP
Responsible body: Area of land and sustainability
CO2 reduction :
427.65 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
966.936 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
1.07 Million €

Description: Canvi de totes les làmpades per VSAP, HM o LED d'alta eficiència eliminant totes les làmpades antigues i de VM. Instal·lació equips electrònics intel·ligents a tots els punts de llum. Contracte ESE. El cost es paga amb quotes mensuals revisables anualment amb l'Euribor fins al maig de 2026.
Financing sources: Public-Private Partnerships

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Benchmarks Date Language
Replacing lamps for more efficient ones (Sodium vapour, LED, ....) and smart electronic ballast. 4 Dec 2015 ca
Recollida selectiva de la FORM 5 Aug 2015 ca
Racionalització del consum d'aire condicionat 5 Aug 2015 ca
Last updated at: 26 November 2015
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