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.

Mutxamel

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Sebastián Cañadas Gallardo
Population: 24,232 inhabitants
Website: http://www.mutxamel.org

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 26 April 2010
Status 3

Contact

Main contact: Anna Pont Solbes
Position: Environmental Officer
Email: mediambient@mutxamel.org
Phone: +34 96 595 69 60 ext 360

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of AlicanteSpain133

Benchmarks

20 PENCIL CASES "El camino lo haces tú"
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2012
Area of intervention: Integrated action (all above)
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Local authority
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
4.77 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
20 €

Description: 20 PENCIL CASES "El camino lo haces tú"
Financing sources: Other

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Benchmarks Date Language
20 PENCIL CASES "El camino lo haces tú" 3 Nov 2015 en
SISTEMAS DE CONTROL CALDERAS Y MEJORAS AISLAMIENTO 3 Nov 2015 en
SISTEMA DE CONTROL CALDERA Y MOD CIRCUITOS HIDRÁULICOS 3 Nov 2015 en
Last updated at: 21 August 2015
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