Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe “a sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient society” http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=734 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=734 2016-04-28 08:53:16 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/734_CovenantOfMayors_15October2015-111.JPG" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Following up on the historic international agreement on climate change reached last December in Paris, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete addresses mayors in a letter that emphasizes cities’ crucial role in successfully implementing the energy transition. A financing facility for your climate adaptation and nature preservation projects http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=733 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=733 2016-04-27 17:13:16 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/733_shutterstock_265962140.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > One of the two financing instruments created under the LIFE programme is the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF). Launched by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, this financing instrument provides loans and investments to support projects promoting the preservation of natural capital, including adaptation to climate change.   Twinning visit in Bologna on climate change adaptation http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=732 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=732 2016-04-22 14:13:43 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/732_WP_20160419_004+-+Copie.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 18-19 April 2016, the Italian city of Bologna hosted representatives of the municipality of Lleida (Spain) and the Union of Municipalities of Terra di Leuca (Italy) for a twinning visit organised in the framework of the Mayors Adapt initiative. Covenant cities on track to reach their 2020 targets! -28% CO2, -20% energy use, +18% local energy http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=731 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=731 2016-04-08 19:28:09 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/731_shutterstock_146424641+-+Copie.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > An analysis of 122 monitoring reports carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre [1] shows that signatory cities are well on track to achieve their Covenant commitments. New objectives of the Covenant of Mayors: Liège shows ambition as the city is amongst the firsts to commit http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=730 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=730 2016-04-06 16:25:48 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/730_liege_bueren_c+Raimond+Spekking+CC+BY-SA+4.0+via+wikimedia+commons+web.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Covenant of Mayors has recently evolved by setting new objectives in line with the EU targets. Signatory local authorities now commit to reducing CO2 (or GHG when possible) by 40% by 2030 and to increasing their resilience by adapting to the impacts of climate change. New URBACT Networks Call for Proposals is open http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=729 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=729 2016-04-04 13:55:45 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/729_logo_urbact.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The EU Territorial Cooperation programme URBACT has recently launched a call for proposals for the creation of implementation networks between cities. The Covenant of Mayors at Habitat III Conference: Towards decarbonised and resilient cities http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=728 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=728 2016-03-30 16:56:00 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/728_Luhr.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 17 March, the Mayors Adapt Office and the Committee of the Regions organised a workshop entitled “Towards decarbonised and resilient cities: The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy” in the framework of the European Habitat III Conference in Prague. South Mediterranean cities visiting Ghent to learn more on climate and energy action http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=727 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=727 2016-03-29 11:56:04 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/727__DSC5876.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The SUDeP-South (Sustainable Urban Demonstration Projects) project enables local authorities in the ENPI South Mediterranean Partner Countries to implement actions incorporated in their Sustainable Energy Action Plans or in similar local action plans targeting sustainable urban development. Apply for the Heat Pump City of the Year Awards! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=726 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=726 2016-03-23 16:46:22 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/726_1446.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Last year, the Covenant Spanish city of Olot and the Finnish city of Mäntsälä were both nominated Heat Pump City of the Year. Covenant Supporters & Coordinators: A training to learn from each other http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=725 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=725 2016-03-21 18:48:52 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/725_DSC_0223+-+Copie.JPG" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 10-11 March 2016, the City of Zagreb hosted a European centralised training for Covenant Supporters.