Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en 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. 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 10:21:48 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 energy 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”.