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    Covenant of Mayors
    1. What is the Covenant of Mayors?
    2. What commitments do the Covenant signatories have to fulfil?
    3. What do the Covenant signatories get in return?
    Adhesion procedure
    1. Why join?
    2. Who can join?
    3. How to join?
    4. When to join?
    Covenant of Mayors Office
    1. What is the Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO)?
    2. What you can expect from the COMO?
    Baseline Emission Inventory
    1. What is a Baseline Emission Inventory?
    2. Is it possible to use existing tools for calculating the CO2 emissions?
    3. Which is the baseline year for calculating the CO2 emissions?
    4. What is the scope of the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    5. Which approach may be chosen when establishing the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    6. Which sectors should be considered in the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    7. Which CO2 emission factors should be used?
    8. Where can the Covenant signatories get additional LCA emission factors for biomass and renewable energies?
    9. Can the renewable electricity installations, owned or operated by the local authority outside its territory, be considered in the Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI)?
    10. Can the Covenant signatories include emission data on agriculture/forestry/fisheries within the Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI)?
    11. Are CO2 emissions from biofuels/biomass included?
    12. When to carry out a Monitoring Emission Inventory (MEI)?
    13. How are the emission factors for electricity calculated?
    14. How are the emission factors for district heating calculated?
    Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)
    1. What is a SEAP?
    2. What is the scope of the SEAP?
    3. Which sectors/fields of action are considered in the SEAP?
    4. Will an updated version of an already existing Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) be sufficient to fulfil the requirements of the Covenant of Mayors?
    5. When to submit the SEAP?
    6. How to submit the SEAP?
    7. How in practice can a group of Covenant signatories submit a joint Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP)?
    8. How to request an extension of your SEAP submission deadline?
    9. What if the SEAP has not been submitted within the deadline?
    10. What happens once the SEAP is submitted? - the SEAP assessment
    SEAP template
    1. What is a SEAP template?
    2. Is the SEAP template available in Excel format?
    3. In the SEAP template, should the Covenant signatories only report on data of their Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) or can they share further inventories already compiled since the baseline year?
    4. In the SEAP template, should the Covenant signatories also report on some of the actions already carried out causing considerable CO2 emission reductions?
    5. In the SEAP template, under which sector/field of action shall the Covenant signatories report on the actions and measures of the SEAP?
    6. In the SEAP template, how to estimate CO2 reductions per sector by 2020?
    7. What if your CO2 reduction target has a different horizon than 2020?
    Implementation report
    1. What is an implementation report?
    2. What should the implementation report include and when should it be submitted?
    3. How to submit the implementation report?
    Local Energy Days
    1. What is a Local energy day?
    2. Why to organise Local energy days?
    3. How to get support?
    Financial facilities
    1. Which financial facilities to use?
    2. What is available for local authorities under the new Horizon 2020 programme?
    Covenant Supporters
    1. What is a Covenant Supporter?
    2. How to apply?
    3. What you can expect from the Covenant Supporters?
    4. What are the benefits of becoming a Covenant Supporter?
    Covenant Coordinators
    1. What is a Covenant Coordinator?
    2. What you can expect from the Covenant Coordinators?
    3. What are the benefits of becoming a Covenant Coordinator?
    4. How to apply?
    Benchmarks of Excellence
    1. What is a Benchmark of Excellence?
    2. How to submit a Benchmark of Excellence?
    Local and Regional Energy Agencies (LAREAs)
    1. Why should the LAREAs be involved in the Covenant of Mayors?
    2. What are the potential roles and tasks of the LAREAs?
    3. How to be involved in the Covenant of Mayors process?
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