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.

Lokaal klimaatbeleid Noord-West-Vlaanderen

Mitigation (2020 target)

Signatory

9 Associated local authorities: Beernem, Blankenberge, Damme, Jabbeke, Knokke-Heist, Oostkamp, Torhout, Zedelgem, Zuienkerke
Mayor (or equivalent): Johan De Rycke, Patrick De Klerck, Joachim Coens, Daniël Vanhessche, graaf Leopold Lippens, Luc Vanparys, Norbert De Cuyper, Annick Vermeulen, Alain De Vlieghe
Population: 162,180 inhabitants
Website: http://www.wvi.be

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 11 May 2015
Status 2

Contact

Main contact: Nathalie Garré
Position: WVI - main contact of the group
Email: n.garre@wvi.be

Contact

Main contact: Patrick Van den Fonteyne
Position: Zuienkerke - main contact
Email: patrick.vandenfonteyne@skynet.be

Contact

Main contact: Hilde Dobbelaere
Position: Zedelgem - contact
Email: hilde.dobbelaere@zedelgem.be

Contact

Main contact: Sarah Van den Bliek
Position: Zedelgem - contact
Email: sarah.van.den.bliek@zedelgem.be

Contact

Main contact: Eddy Reynaert
Position: Torhout - main contact
Email: eddy.reynaert@torhout.be

Contact

Main contact: Patrick Keirsebilck
Position: Oostkamp - main contact
Email: milieu@oostkamp.be

Contact

Main contact: Dennis Monbaliu
Position: Knokke-Heist - main contact
Email: dennis.monbaliu@knokke-heist.be

Contact

Main contact: Nicolaas Croene
Position: Jabbeke - main contact
Email: gemeentehuis@jabbeke.be

Contact

Main contact: Lust Kaat
Position: Damme - contact
Email: kaat.lust@damme.be

Contact

Main contact: Leen Allemeersch
Position: Damme - contact
Email: leen.allemeersch@damme.be

Contact

Main contact: Alain Mengé
Position: Blankenberge - main contact
Email: milieu@blankenberge.be

Contact

Main contact: Isabelle Van Thournout
Position: Beernem - main contact
Email: isabelle.van.thournout@beernem.be

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Intercommunale wviBelgium9
Province of West-FlandersBelgium11

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Association of Flemish Cities and MunicipalitiesBelgium8
Last updated at: 27 February 2017
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