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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).

Glasgow

2020 CO2 targetAdaptation

Signatory

Population: 612,000 inhabitants
Website: http://https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17181

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 28 August 2009
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Alastair Brown
Position: Environment & Sustainability Manager

Contact

Main contact: Gavin Slater
Position: City Energy and Carbon Manager

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Energy Saving TrustUnited Kingdom10

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Convention of Scottish Local AuthoritiesUnited Kingdom6
EUROCITIESBelgium107

Benchmarks

Use of electric vehicles in place of diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2009 - 2020
Area of intervention: Electric vehicles (incl. infrastructure)
Policy instrument: Other
Responsible body: GCC - Carbon Management
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
3 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
722038 €

Description: Electric vehicles are used in place of diesel vehicles in the municipal fleet for the council to promote the use of electric vehicles and reduce the carbon emissions of the council. The overall CO2 reduction is not large but the improvement in air quality is significant for the city.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Use of electric vehicles in place of diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet 19 Feb 2015 en
PC Shutdown across Education Estate19 Feb 2015 en
Green Warden's Programme for Glasgow City Council19 Feb 2015 en
Last updated at: 12 April 2016
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