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Covenant of Mayors - General information

What do Covenant signatories have to deliver?

Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

To translate their commitments into action, local authorities commit to:

  • Prepare and submit a Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) that quantifies the CO2 emitted in the signatory's territory
  •  Prepare and submit a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA) that measures the  level of risk by analysing potential climate hazards and assessing the vulnerabilities on the signatory’s territory
  • Submit a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP), approved by the municipal council within the described timeframe (one year for SEAPs and two years for SECAPs) following their official decision to join the Covenant of Mayors initiative, which outlines the measures  and policies they will implement to achieve their targets;
  • Submit regularly - every two years after submission of their action plan - monitoring reports assessing the progress of their action plan;

 Covenant of Mayors & Mayors Adapt (commitments before 2016)

For Covenant of Mayors and/or Mayors Adapt signatories, the commitments and associated reporting requirements remain as defined in the initial Commitment Text (signed when joining):

  • CoM signatories are therefore committed to submitting a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) within one year after the formal signing and then a monitoring report every two years.
  • Mayors Adapt Signatories are committed to developing a local adaptation strategy and/or mainstreaming adaptation into existing relevant plans within two years of signing up to MA and then submit a monitoring report every two years.

Signatories accept suspension of their membership in the initiative in case they do not submit the above-mentioned documents (SEAP/SECAP and monitoring reports) within the established deadlines. As soon as signatories submit their requested documents, they are reintegrated as members of the Covenant of Mayors. Suspension details.


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