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.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Ovidiu Teodor Creţu
Population: 84,850 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 29 October 2009
Status 3


Main contact: ŢÎŢAN VASILE
Phone: 0040-263216202, int. 106

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
OER (Energy Cities Romania)Romania22
Romanian Municipalities AssociationRomania25


Transport public cu nivel redus de poluare
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2012
Area of intervention: Cleaner/efficient vehicles
Policy instrument: Transport mobility planning regulation
Responsible body: Transport Supplier
CO2 reduction :
111.09 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
1.85 Million €

Description: Operatorul local de transport public local a achizitionat 11 autobuze cu norma de poluare Euro 6. In acest fel au fost inlocuite toate autobuzele cu norma de poluare Euro 3 care deserveau un traseu principal din oras, respectiv au fost inlocuite partial autobuzele care deservesc zona industriala a orasului. Consumul de carburant s-a redus cu 19%.

Rate this benchmark: BadPoorFairGoodExcellent (3 votes)

Benchmarks Date Language
Transport public cu nivel redus de poluare 29 Jun 2015 en
Măsuri de eficienţă energetică executate in cladiri vechi29 Jun 2015 ro
Reabilitare termica blocuri de locuinte 29 Jun 2015 ro
Last updated at: 27 February 2017
The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
To exchange
via your mobile
To become fan
of the Covenant page
To subscribe to the
Rss feeds
To receive news
in real-time
With the political support of the European Commission With the political support of the European Commission. Website coordinated by the Covenant of Mayors Office.
News | Agenda | Site map | RSS help | Credits | Legal