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Alongside financial assistance, Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. typically support signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. in conducting CO2 emission inventory as well as in preparing and implementing their Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. .

Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. are:

  • decentralised authorities, such as regions, provinces or grouping of local authorities,
  • national public bodies such as national energy agencies.

Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. are considered by the European Commission European Commission The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union. The body is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union’s treaties and the general day-to-day running of the Union. With the Covenant of Mayors initiative, the European Commission - DG Energy endorses and supports the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies. as key allies of the Covenant of Mayors Office Covenant of Mayors Office The Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO), established and funded by the European Commission, is responsible for the coordination and daily management of the initiative. It provides signatories with administrative support and technical guidance, facilitates networking between Covenant stakeholders and ensures the promotion of their activities. The CoMO is managed by a consortium of European networks representing local and regional authorities, led by Energy-Cities and composed of CEMR, CLIMATE ALLIANCE, EUROCITIES and Fedarene. , as they play a decisive role in reaching out to local authorities in their territory and providing signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. with the technical, financial, administrative and political support necessary to fulfil their commitments.

List of Covenant Coordinators Covenant Coordinators The European Commission defines “Covenant Coordinators” as those public administrations which provide strategic guidance, financial and technical support to municipalities signing up to the Covenant of Mayors but lacking necessary skills and/or resources to fulfil their requirements. The Commission distinguishes between Territorial Coordinators, which are sub-national decentralized authorities - including provinces, regions and public groupings of municipalities - and National Coordinators, which are national public bodies - including national energy agencies and ministry of energy. :

Regione Emilia-Romagna

Profile

President:Palma Costi
Country: Italy
Website: http://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it

Contact

Main contact: Anna Zappoli
Position: Funzionario Servizio Energia ed Economia Verde

Benchmarks

Supporting tools available to municipalities for the development of SEAPs
Category: Methods and tools
Description: The initiative is managed by the DG Productive activities, commerce and tourism in collaboration with the DG Environment and Soil and Coast safeguard, with the technical support of ERVET, the regional enhancement agency and ARPA, the regional environmental protection agency.The tools have been developed through a specific working group of Associations of Local Authorities coordinated by ANCI ER , including Provinces, Municipalities and their Cluster, consulents.The tools will facilitate the preparation and monitoring of SEAPs and the development of a coherent regional system with common methodologies and data sets, but also will promote a direct link between the regional government and the local bodies. Available tools are:1) tools for Baseline Emissions Inventory and energy data2) tools for preparation and monitoring of the SEAP


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