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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): Francesco Filippini
Population: 5,540 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 21 June 2013
Status 3


Main contact: Glenda Andreoli
Position: Tecnico Comunale


Riqualificazione energetica scuola Primaria e Palazzo Silvestri
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2007 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency in space heating and hot water
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Local authority
CO2 reduction :
40.83 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
202.1 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
298047 €

Description: L'Amministrazione Comunale ha riqualificato energeticamente la scuola primaria nel 2015 e la scuola secondaria di primo grado nel 2016.Presso la scuola primaria sono stati sostituiti i serramenti ormai vetusti con nuovi aventi alte prestazioni di isolamento termico, è stato isolato il sottotetto onde evitare le dispersioni di calore verso l'alto, sono state installate le valvole termostatiche per meglio regolare la temperatura in ogni ambiente ed è stata sostituita la vecchia caldaia con una nuova a condensazione. Presso la scuola secondaria,l'Amministrazione comunale ha sostituito i vecchi serramenti con dei nuovi ad alto isolamento termico, ha installato le valvole termostatiche e ha sostituito le lampade presenti con nuove lampade LED,così da ridurre drasticamente i consumi di elettricità e adeguare gli impianti e i livelli di illuminamento a quanto richiesto dalle normative vigenti
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Benchmarks Date Language
Riqualificazione energetica scuola Primaria e Palazzo Silvestri15 Mar 2017 it
Erogatori pubblici di acqua potabile15 Mar 2017 it
riqualificazione illuminazione pubblica e votiva15 Mar 2017 it
Last updated at: 30 July 2014
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