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.

Villa Cortese

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Alessandro Barlocco
Population: 6,113 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 24 November 2009
Status 3


Main contact: Andrea Sfondrini


Main contact: Marco Travaini

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of MilanItaly91


Interventi per il risparmio energetico sugli edifici comunali (involucro)
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2011 - 2012
Area of intervention: Building envelope
Policy instrument: Building standards
Responsible body: Responsabile del Servizio Opere Pubbliche, Ambiente e Sportello Unico Attività Produttive Settore Tecnico - Comune di Villa Cortese (MI) ing. Andrea SFONDRINI
CO2 reduction :
500 k CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
16797 €

Description: L’azione prevede la sostituzione manto di copertura esistente con copertura in pannelli isotermici tek 28 in alluminio . Le caratteristiche tecniche della nuova copertura saranno concepite per l’utilizzo di materiale isolante secondo le norme vigenti. L’insieme degli interventi permetterà al comune un notevole risparmio di energia a cui è associata una quota di emissioni evitate. Inoltre, la consistenza degli interventi porrà l’Amministrazione quale ottimo esempio per la cittadinanza.

Rate this benchmark: BadPoorFairGoodExcellent (1 vote)

Benchmarks Date Language
Riqualifica e potenziamento della rete ciclabile urbana12 Oct 2017 it
Produzione di energia da fonte rinnovabile - l'Amministrazione come esempio: settore fotovoltaico12 Oct 2017 it
Interventi per il risparmio energetico sugli edifici comunali (involucro)12 Oct 2017 it
The sole responsibility for the content of this website lies with the authors. It does not reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.
To exchange
via your mobile
To become fan
of the Covenant page
To subscribe to the
Rss feeds
To receive news
in real-time
With the political support of the European Commission With the political support of the European Commission. Website coordinated by the Covenant of Mayors Office.
News | Agenda | Site map | RSS help | Credits | Legal