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Local and Regional Energy Agencies (LAREAs)

Why should the LAREAs be involved in the Covenant of Mayors?

Achieving the requirements and objectives of the Covenant of Mayors does not only require political commitment, but also technical capacities. Local and regional energy agencies have been active in these fields for decades and their knowledge and expertise in local energy policy could be very useful for the Covenant signatories. Hence the Covenant of Mayors is a good opportunity for Energy Agencies to have their role better recognised and to gain more visibility to their actions.

Local and regional energy agencies should play a double role deriving from their missions: first, as promoters of the Covenant of Mayors towards the cities and towns in their areas, and second, as providers of technical expertise for the Covenant signatories, especially those lacking the necessary financial and/or human resources to fulfil their commitments under the Covenant.

Hence, LAREAs are encouraged to enter (re)new(ed) cooperation agreements directly with the public authority(ies) of their territory to support them in achieving the requirements and objectives of the Covenant of Mayors. LAREAs can become Covenant Supporters and can also work in close co-operation with the Covenant Coordinators, acting as their armed wing to deliver technical support to Covenant signatories.

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