Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en A+CoM Awards 2015: Italian signatory cities are invited to apply until 27 August http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=666 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=666 2015-07-31 14:29:22 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/666_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The 4th edition of the Italian A+CoM awards has just been launched, inviting all Covenant of Mayors signatories in the country to apply! Have you ever considered Energy Performance Contracting for streetlighting refurbishment? http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=665 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=665 2015-07-29 16:27:29 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/665_banner.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Old street lighting systems can account for up to 50% of municipalities’ total electricity consumption. Yet, current technologies offer energy savings potentials that reach 70%.  Launch of the largest ever consultation on the future of the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=664 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=664 2015-07-27 15:39:15 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/664_1349249680E6o61F.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched in 2008, was born intrinsically linked to the European Union’s 2020 climate and energy package. Close to 6,500 signatory municipalities are voluntarily committed to going beyond the EU objective of 20% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020. Following the 2030 EU climate and energy policy framework adopted in October 2014 and the new EU target of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, the Covenant of Mayors Office is launching a survey to gather feedback from stakeholders on the future of the Covenant of Mayors. This survey, translated in all EU languages, is open for participation until 23 September 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to help shape the future of the Covenant of Mayors! Covenant of Mayors Case Study – Vilnius, Lithuania: Urban renovation for energy efficiency http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=663 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=663 2015-07-23 17:29:40 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/663_vilnius.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > As a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, the city of Vilnius has voluntarily committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by at least 26% by 2020. Save the date! Signing Ceremony 2015 will be held in Brussels on 15 October http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=662 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=662 2015-07-20 16:35:41 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/662_967.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On Thursday 15 October 2015, representatives from towns and cities leading the way on climate mitigation and adaptation will meet in Brussels to launch a new Covenant of Mayors at a high-level ceremony.  Energy performance and urban planning: Get inspired by STEP UP tools http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=661 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=661 2015-07-16 09:39:29 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/661_stepup.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > STEP UP (Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning) is an energy and sustainability planning project that has brought together 12 municipal, commercial and research partners from Glasgow, Ghent, Gothenburg and Riga (which are all Covenant of Mayors signatories) to assist cities in their transition towards a smart and low carbon future.  Improving the collection and access to energy data: Recommendations from the MESHARTILITY project http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=660 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=660 2015-07-10 15:09:06 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/660_meshartility_logo.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In the framework of the MESHARTILITY  project (Measure and share data with utilities for the Covenant of Mayors), 73 pilot municipalities have developed their Sustainable Energy Action Plans in cooperation with energy utilities. Basing on the experience acquired through the project, the consortium just published recommendations on improving the collection and access to energy data. World Summit Climate & Territories: Vice-President of the European Commission is "proud" of the Covenant of Mayors' success http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=659 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=659 2015-07-08 09:34:41 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/659_RTEmagicC_Side_event_on_CoM_Lyon_2_.jpg.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Gathered in Lyon on the occasion of the World Summit Climate & Territories for two days (1-2 July), hundreds of non-state players debated climate issues and strongly stated their common will to take on the challenge of limiting global warming below 2°C. Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič took a break in his “Energy Union Tour” across Europe to come show his support ahead of COP21. Covenant of Mayors and Smart Cities & Communities: European cities driving the energy transition http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=658 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=658 2015-06-25 11:52:58 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/658_18864472219_6945d86278_o.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Last Wednesday (17 June), on the occasion of the European Sustainable Energy Week organised by the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors and Smart Cities & Communities initiatives organised a joint event in the framework of the High-level Policy Conference: “European cities driving the energy transition”. European Green Capital & Green Leaf: A whole string of awards for Covenant of Mayors signatories! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=657 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=657 2015-06-23 15:17:13 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/657_awards.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > As the German Covenant city of Essen was nominated European Green Capital 2017 just last week, Mollet del Vallès (Spain) and Torres Vedras (Portugal) were the first towns to win the recently-launched Green Leaf Awards and the Spanish town of Vic won the EUSEW 2015 awards.