Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/ en COP21 - Energy Commissioner announces a Covenant of Mayors 2030 as part of 3-point strategy http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=633 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=633 2015-03-26 16:51:49 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/633_shutterstock_56596753.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete was in Paris today to discuss strategies to leverage cities’ contribution to the climate agenda, as the mayors of 30 large cities just unveiled plans for joint public procurement to intensify their efforts ahead of the COP21. Covenant city of Växjö calls on Swedish government to make the country fossil-fuel free http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=632 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=632 2015-03-25 18:02:35 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/632_images.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The Swedish town of Växjö, which is known as the "greenest city in Europe", was one the firsts to commit to the Covenant of Mayors with the objective to reduce its CO2 emissions by 65% by 2020 (baseline year 1993). 6 years of Covenant of Mayors in figures: Assessment report shows cities' ambition http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=631 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=631 2015-03-23 17:45:51 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/631_F20gagnant_gagnant.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The European Commission's Joint Research Centre just published a 6-year assessment report providing main statistics on Covenant signatories' commitments. European Commission wishes to ‘export’ the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=630 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=630 2015-03-20 12:16:31 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/630_Sans+titre.png" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Busy week for energy. Just yesterday at the European Council meeting, EU leaders agreed to create an Energy Union to build affordable, secure and sustainable energy within the EU. And last Tuesday the European Commission organised its high-level renewable energy conference where the Covenant of Mayors was on everyone’s lips...  "New Deal for Energy Consumers" - Commissioner Canete will work with the Covenant to "make this happen" http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=629 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=629 2015-03-18 17:32:25 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/629_shutterstock_Citizens_Participation.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > On 12 March 2015, EU Commissioner for Energy Miguel Arias Cañete participated in the Citizens' Energy Forum and talked about the role of citizens in the energy union. 5 Covenant of Mayors signatories finalists for European mobility awards! http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=628 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=628 2015-03-12 18:09:46 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/628_shutterstock_162114869.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Covenant cities are well aware of the crucial importance of mobility in shifting to a low-carbon economy and improving citizens' quality of life. This year, amongst the 6 finalists for two European prizes for innovation in urban mobility, 5 are signatories to the Covenant of Mayors.  EU Commission Vice President Šefčovič meets European mayors and confirms closer cooperation with cities http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=627 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=627 2015-03-10 11:19:07 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/627_DSC_0054.JPG" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič participated in a fruitful exchange with mayors and representatives of European cities on the occassion of Energy Cities' Board meeting on 6 March 2015. The Greek capital city joins the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=626 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=626 2015-03-04 10:33:58 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/626_1280px-Athens6_tango7174.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > The city of Athens is now part of the +6,000 signatory community, bringing the number of EU capitals committed to the Covenant of Mayors to 26 (out of 28). Vitali Klitschko: from the ring to the Covenant of Mayors http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=622 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=622 2015-02-27 15:15:20 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/622_Klitschko+small.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Mayor of Kiev since May 2014, former boxing champion, Vitali Klitschko aims to turn the capital of Ukraine into a modern European city. With Ukraine at the centre of a gas dispute between the European Union and Russia, the mayor makes it clear that cities must reduce their energy dependence and become greener, not only through technology but also through governance innovation and cooperation with fellow Covenant of Mayors cities. Before becoming mayor, Vitali Klitschko took an active role in the Euromaidan 2014 demonstrations, calling for more European integration. Watch the video here. EEFIG report identifies ways to drive new finance for energy efficiency investments http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=625 http://www.eumayors.eu/news_en.html?id_news=625 2015-02-26 17:51:13 text/html en <img src="http://mycovenant.eumayors.eu/docs/news/625_shutterstock_68523535.jpg" align="left" vspace="5" hspace="5" border="0" > Today, the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) co-convened by the European Commission and UNEP Finance Initiative launched its final report on the occasion of the Heating and Cooling Conference.