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)Romania20
Romanian Municipalities AssociationRomania23


Reabilitare termica blocuri de locuinte
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2011 - 2020
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Building standards
Responsible body: Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, Bistrița Local Council
CO2 reduction :
20100 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
100000 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
96.8 Million €

Description: Pana la finalul anului 2013 au fost reabilitate termic un numar de 24 blocuri, respectiv 840 apartamente. Principalele lucrari efectuate au fost: izolare pereti exteriori, izolare planseu peste ultimul nivel, izolare planseu peste subsol si inlocuire tamplarie veche cu tamplarie performanta energetic. Pana in anul 2020 estimam reabilitarea termica a unui numar total de 7500 apartamente corespunzand unui numar de 200 blocuri.

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Benchmarks Date Language
Reabilitare termica blocuri de locuinte 29 Jun 2015 ro
Transport public cu nivel redus de poluare 29 Jun 2015 en
Măsuri de eficienţă energetică executate in cladiri vechi29 Jun 2015 ro
Last updated at: 14 April 2016
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