Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en Monitoring progress: First reports due 23 February 2015 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=613 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=613 2015-01-19 09:26:44 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/613_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Covenant of Mayors is entering a new phase as the first reports on implemented actions have to be submitted by 23 February. 'Green Leaf': Smaller cities now have their European Green Capital award too http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=612 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=612 2015-01-09 14:35:36 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/612_green_leaf.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Launched by the European Commission, the European Green Leaf is a new initiative aimed at cities with a population between 50,000 and 100,000 inhabitants. EU Sustainable Energy Week: How can you get involved as a Covenant city? http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=611 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=611 2015-01-06 09:34:16 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/611_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The dates are set for the next EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): it will take place from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Brussels and across Europe. How to finance sustainable energy in cities? Check out the new Covenant of Mayors Guide! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=610 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=610 2014-12-19 15:32:21 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/610_Questions_cRodho.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Cities often find it challenging to find their way through the complex maze of EU funding streams, programmes and mechanisms. To co-finance the development or implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), Covenant of Mayors signatories can however consider a wide range of solutions, whether tapping into EU budget or via other means, including alternative financing schemes such as crowd-funding, revolving funds and green bonds. Covenant cities pledge emission cuts exceeding carbon footprint of Belgium and Luxemburg combined! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=609 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=609 2014-12-17 11:39:55 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/609_Capture-1.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > New analysis conducted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre found that the CO2 emission reductions planned by Covenant signatory cities amounted to 189 Mtonnes of CO2 eq., which is more than the current overall emissions of Belgium and Luxembourg combined. Energy planning: How to join forces across cities and regions? Two guides published http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=608 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=608 2014-12-15 15:00:29 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/608_Alliance_cRodho.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > How can small local authorities bundle efforts to produce a joint Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)? How can a province or region mainstream a successful methodology to fast-track the EU analysis of numerous local action plans? Two guides have been published by the Covenant of Mayors Office to provide detailed answers to such questions. Lima 2014: “The Covenant of Mayors should serve as a model to other continents" http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=607 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=607 2014-12-11 11:26:15 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/607_Sans+titre-1.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In an event organised this week in parallel to the UN climate talks in Lima, the Province of Barcelona Deputy President for Environment called on the Covenant of Mayors to serve as a model to be replicated in other continents, thus initiating the launch of a global movement.  New Commission’s Investment Plan to trigger €350 billion of investments http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=606 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=606 2014-12-09 09:38:31 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/606_shutterstock_162848774.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 25 November 2014, the European Commission unveiled its brand new Strategic Investment Plan proposal. Its objective is to encourage a new dynamic in the European Union. Up to €315 billion of investments should be triggered from a limited €21 billion of initial public money. Local sustainable energy action plans are key to European energy security http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=605 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=605 2014-12-02 15:23:52 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/605_PB240118+-+Copie.JPG" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The 8th annual conference on EU Energy Policy and Energy Security of Central Europe (CEEC) took place on 23–25 November 2014 in Bratislava.The objectives of the conference were to evaluate the achievements The Covenant of Mayors in Central Asia: SEAP development training sessions http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=604 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=604 2014-11-18 11:00:40 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/604_1369.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In Central Asia, 11 cities have signed the Covenant of Mayors, including 8 cities in Kazakhstan. In July 2014, these cities got the opportunity to take part in tailor-made local training sessions aimed at supporting them in developping their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.