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): Ruggero Feltrin
Population: 10,705 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 September 2014
Status 3


Main contact: Paolo Favotto
Position: Responsabile ufficio tecnico


Audit energetici degli edifici comunali
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2015 - 2016
Area of intervention: Integrated action (all above)
Policy instrument: Not applicable
Responsible body: Serv. Territorio, ambiente e lavori pubblici
CO2 reduction :
10 k CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
6100 €

Description: L'Amministrazione ha deciso di adottare, come strumento preliminare a successive azioni di efficientamento degli edifici pubblici, il sistema degli audit energetici. A partire dall'anno 2016, il Comune ha istituito un "Catasto energetico degli edifici pubblici", un file GIS dove sono contenute tutte le informazioni (anagrafiche e di consumo) degli edifici pubblici. Sulla base delle informazioni raccolte è stato assegnato ad ogni edificio un indice di efficienza energetica complessiva. Contemporaneamente ha proceduto redigendo appositi audit energetici per l'edificio degli uffici tecnici comunali e la Scuola Elementare di Signoressa. L''intenzione è quella di procedere con altri edifici del patrimonio pubblico.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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