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Covenant Supporters Covenant Supporters The European Commission defines “Covenant Supporters” as European, national and regional networks and associations of local authorities which leverage their lobbying, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of its signatories. , with expert knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and financial framework under which they operate - be it at the national, regional or European level - are ideally placed to provide tailored advice to 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. and identify synergies with existing initiatives. They too are crucial partners 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. , especially considering their ability to adapt the Covenant objectives and messages in a way that makes sense to the realities on the ground.

List of Covenant Supporters Covenant Supporters The European Commission defines “Covenant Supporters” as European, national and regional networks and associations of local authorities which leverage their lobbying, communication and networking activities to promote the Covenant of Mayors initiative and support the commitments of its signatories. :

PEDA

Profile

President:Nikos Sarantis
Country: Greece
Website: http://www.pedattikis.gr

Contact

Main contact: Rena Papadimitriou
Position: administrative staff

Strategy

The Regional Union of Municipalities of Attica (P.E.D.A.) is a union of 66 municipalities within the boundaries of the Attica region and the islands of the Argo-Saronic Gulf. 

The three major axes of activities of PEDA are:

  • Representation of all municipalities of Attica towards the Government, the other bodies of Central Administration (Ministries, Organizations) and the Region of Attica,
  • Implementation of initiatives and actions in order to improve the produced work of the municipalities of Attica aiming to upgrade the provided services to their citizens,
  • Offers advices on the general problems of Attica.

As far as the axis of environment is concerned, PEDA is particularly dealing with issues of energy saving, promotion of alternative energy, i.e. what is commonly called sustainable energy policies at local level. 

Nowadays, more than 25 municipalities of Attica are members of the CoM. PEDA is working towards this direction in order to help them to fulfill their obligations arising from their status as members of the CoM. 

Benchmarks

SEAP actions implemented by Ilion municipality
Category: Other
Description: In 2014, Ilion municipality (Attica, Greece) is implementing an Energy Efficient Street Lighting (EESL) project and is replacing 260 existing 125W high pressure Mercury street luminaires with new 60W LED ones. The annual primary energy saving potential is estimated at 235 MWh, the annual CO2 abatement at 93.0 tCO2 and the total cost of the project at 175,890 euro. Except the use of low energy bulbs for the reduction of light pollution, an energy study that records the existing street lighting in the municipality and categorizes roads according to their use towards defining the appropriate lighting level is currently under development. In addition, by 2015, the municipality plans to implement a green roof project on the roof top of a municipal nursery school, built in 1995. The project concerns the construction of a semi-intensive green roof type on the ground floor of the building and an extensive type on the first floor, with new roof thermal insulation. Green roof will cover an area of 480m2, using native plant species from the Mediterranean flora which are hardy, drought and sun tolerant, have non-woody roots and require little maintenance. The total cost of the project is estimated at 124,051 euro. Ilion was technically assisted by the Green-Twinning project and Armilla municipality (Granada, Spain). In the framework of the Green-Twinning project, coordinated by PEDA, Ilion and Armilla signed a twinning agreement in order to exchange experience and best practices related to the implementation of sustainable energy actions and specifically of energy efficient street lighting.


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SEAP actions implemented by Ilion municipality en
Implementation of public awareness activities in the municipality of Ilioupoli en
Last updated at: 2 June 2014
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