Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en 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. Georgian Prime Minister praises « Covenant of Mayors EU programme » at UN summit in New York http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=594 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=594 2014-09-25 14:33:06 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/594_Georgian+PM+NY+Summit.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Speaking at the UN 2014 Climate Summit last Tuesday September 23rd, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stressed the crucial part played by cities in tackling climate change, emphasizing the involvement of Georgian local authorities in the Covenant of Mayors. Belfius Smart City Award to recompense best sustainable & smart projects in Belgium http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=593 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=593 2014-09-24 09:54:12 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/593_RegionBruxellesCapitale.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > From 18 September to 5 December 2014, all municipalities in Belgium - regardless of their size - can apply for the recently-launched "Belfius Smart City Award".  October Workshop in Malmö (Sweden): The Covenant of Mayors in a Nordic Context http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=592 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=592 2014-09-22 14:15:06 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/592_shutterstock_102143875_guidance_help_support_assistance.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Nordic municipalities, regions and relevant stakeholders interested in the opportunities the Covenant of Mayors offers in meeting the CO2 emission reduction targets are invited to attend a capacity-building workshop to be held in Malmö on 22 October.  REGISTER – EU Commission to host High Level Energy Security Conference on 9 October http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=591 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=591 2014-09-15 17:29:00 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/591_EESS+Ristori.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > >>Register here Local authorities play a crucial part in implementing sustainable energy policies across Europe. Their role in securing Europe’s Energy Security is increasingly coming to the forefront in the context of the developing Ukrainian crisis. It will be discussed and presented at the occasion of a high level conference that will be hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 9 October starting at 14:00.  A "European Code of Conduct" to support local authorities in their Energy Performance Contracting http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=590 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=590 2014-09-11 16:52:50 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/590_logo.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions. This solution is more and more explored by Covenant Signatories to implement their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.  Ukrainian Covenant Clubs discuss energy security preventive measures before winter http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=589 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=589 2014-09-08 13:31:06 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/589_Lviv.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > In the current context, the most burning issue for cities in Ukraine is to find solutions to survive winter in the absence of Russian gas. Ukrainian Covenant municipalities are willing to debate and exchange with peers to find solutions to common problems.