Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en 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. Covenant signatory city of Karlstad saves 4,000 tonnes of CO2 and €800,000 per year in the building sector http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=603 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=603 2014-11-14 10:34:33 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/603_1280px-East_bridge_karlstad_20061022_001.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > For several years the Swedish city of Karlstad (86,400 inhabitants) has been investing in energy and environment projects with a focus on the building/housing sector - and the results are worth it. European Commission launches energy security campaign in Central Eastern European cities http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=602 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=602 2014-11-06 09:49:54 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/602_Energy+Security+Conference.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Emphasised by conflict in Ukraine, energy security has been dominating the EU agenda for quite some time now, with the European Commission adopting last May a strategic paper charting the way forward to secure the continent’s security of supplies. One key element of this strategy is the ‘accelerated implementation’ of local action plans adopted in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. To contribute to the progression of this objective, the European Commission has launched a campaign to raise awareness of energy security priorities in the Covenant signatory cities, particularly in the most vulnerable member states from Central and Eastern Europe. "The Covenant of Mayors is one of our most powerful projects" http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=601 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=601 2014-11-05 16:08:22 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/601_TURMES.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > At a Friends of Europe high level energy conference yesterday, Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes made several references to the community power of the Covenant of Mayors movement.Discussing the role Europe should continue to play in the world as a leader of the low carbon economy, Mr Turmes reminded the audience that Europe was “innovation rich”, with a plethora of successful inventions originating from the European continent. Mentioning the example of passive houses, he then moved on to talk about non-technological innovation: “we have a Covenant of Mayors where some 6,000 cities have voluntarily pledged to reduce their CO2 emissions”, he said, “the conditions are ripe to move ahead”. Monitoring Report: Portuguese city first to report progress in cutting CO2 emissions http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=600 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=600 2014-11-04 09:45:46 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/600_SEAP+evaluation.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > See related Press Release hereThe city of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, was the first to submit its monitoring results to the Covenant of Mayors in end-July 2014. The monitoring template, launched in May 2014, is part of the Covenant reporting framework available for signatory cities to report on the status and progress of implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.  Four Czech cities set up a municipal energy manager association http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=599 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=599 2014-11-03 17:36:32 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/599_ASEMMO_zakladatele_low+-+Copie.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On the occasion of a Covenant of Mayors workshop, four Czech cities set up an association of municipal energy managers that will help cities implement their ambitious local energy and climate strategies. 100 cities around Europe commit to taking action on climate change adaptation through ‘Mayors Adapt’ http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=598 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=598 2014-10-21 14:12:00 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/598_15550370395_e8b11e50d1_o.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Mayors Adapt Signature Ceremony gathered last week in Brussels more than 150 local and regional authorities’ representatives interested in Mayors Adapt, the recently-launched European initiative on adaptation to climate change. Energy Security Conference: European Commission reiterates support to Covenant signatory cities http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=597 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=597 2014-10-13 12:31:51 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/597_Oettinger+CoM.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Ukrainian gas crisis has placed renewed emphasis on the need to ensure stable and secure energy supplies for Europe’s citizens and its economy. Last May, the EU Commission issued the European Energy Security Strategy, identifying local authorities as crucial partners in shielding Europe from energy shocks, more particularly in the framework of the Covenant of Mayors. The High Level Conference that took place on 9 October in Brussels provided some insight into how this is taking shape concretely. EU Commission interviewed on Covenant of Mayors’ key contribution to Energy Security http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=596 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=596 2014-10-07 13:59:54 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/596_Donnelly_vignette.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Ahead of the 9 October High Level Covenant of Mayors Conference*, Marie Donnelly (Director forat the European Commission, DG Energy) explains how the Covenant of Mayors can improve Europe’s energy security with an increased sense of urgency ahead of the looming winter season. The Economist : Covenant of Mayors listed among 'policies with highest impact on climate change mitigation' http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=595 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=595 2014-09-25 18:20:25 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/595_The+Economist.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Economist asked Climate Action Tracker, a group of scientists who study emissions policies and actions, to calculate the policies likely to have the biggest impact in 2020.