Illustration Signatories

The fight against climate change will be won or lost in urban areas. A vast majority of the European population lives and works in cities, consuming an estimated 80% of the energy used in the EU. Local administrations, as the closest government level to citizens are ideally placed to address climate issues in a comprehensive manner. More and more cities are thus deciding to take up the challenge, as shown by the growing number of Covenant of Mayors signatories.

Signatory cities vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris.

The commitments for Covenant Signatories are linked to the European Union’s Climate and energy policy framework. These include the European Union’s climate and energy package for 2020 for signatories who have joined between 2008 and 2015 and the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework as well as the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for signatories joining after 2015.

As of October 2015, Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and increasing resilience to climate change within the first two years of adhesion.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors can be found below.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Cristina Andretta
Population: 16,393 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 29 September 2014
Status 3


Main contact: Mario Dal Negro
Position: Contact person


Main contact: Ufficio Ambiente


Main contact: Lidia Nicola
Position: Contact person

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Provincia di TrevisoItaly26


Meno emissioni nel TPL
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2008 - 2020
Area of intervention: Cleaner/efficient vehicles
Policy instrument: Voluntary agreements with stakeholders
Responsible body: Municipality
CO2 reduction :
18 t CO2 eq./a

Description: L'azione è portata avanti, in particolare, con la collaborazione di MOM, società che gestisce il TPL a Vedelago e in generale nella Provincia di Treviso. MOM è impegnata nella salvaguardia ambientale e sta progressivamente investendo su nuovi mezzi a metano per il servizio urbano. Il parco mezzi MOM si fa sempre più verde. Dal 7/01/2016 MOM e Trenitalia , hanno raggiunto una intesa per introdurre la interoperabilità gomma-rotaia, sulla linea Treviso-Villorba Lancenigo al posto dei 12 autobus navetta MOM.
Financing sources: Other

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