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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): David Narmania
Population: 1,100,000 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 March 2010
Status 3


Main contact: Kakhaberi Gvantseladze
Position: Head of Economic Affairs Office
Phone: +995 322 378 128


Main contact: Mikheil Ukeba
Position: head of Inovation Support Unit of the Economic Affairs Office Tbilisi City Hall
Phone: +995 322 378385

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Ministry of Energy of GeorgiaGeorgia18
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia Georgia18

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Energy Efficiency Center GeorgiaGeorgia18


pilot project in residential appartment block
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2013 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency in space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Economic Policy Department of the Tbilisi City Hall
CO2 reduction :
33 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
162 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
270000 €

Description: City Hall has executed a pilot project in the building 20, section 5, the Temka micro-district 3, Tbilisi. In particular, the heat supply of the building has been provided with common heat generator, placed at the rooftop of the building. For the counting of heat supply the heat meters were installed in each apartment. Along with heat generator 23 blocks of vacuum-pipe solar collector with total area of 95 m2 were mounted at the roof as well to provide hot water supply. Aimed at energy saving the double metal-plastic window-frames were installed with the total area of 272 m2. The building has been divided into 2 parts (blocks A and B). In the block A the external walls, ceiling and the floor (from the basement side) were thermally insulated, while in the block B – were not. This was done to define the share of thermal insulation measures in saving the energy consumption.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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pilot project in residential appartment block17 Feb 2016 en
Renovation of municipal fleet12 Jun 2015 en
Improvement of Public Transport Service12 Jun 2015 en
Last updated at: 13 November 2017
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