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.

Santa Maria di Sala

Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): NICOLA FRAGOMENI
Population: 17,614 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 18 April 2013
Status 3


Main contact: CARLO PAJARO

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Città Metropolitana di VeneziaItaly40


La fine di Mercurio
Sector: Public lighting
Implementation timeframe: 2014 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Ufficio Manutenzione
CO2 reduction :
111.69 t CO2 eq./a
Energy savings (MWh):
231.26 MWh/a
Implementation cost (€):
415000 €

Description: L’intervento consiste nella completa sostituzione dei corpi illuminanti in quanto, quelli vecchi a vapori di mercurio, risultano essere obsoleti, vetusti e non garantiscono condizioni di sicurezza meccanica ed elettrica, risultano inoltre difformi alla L.R. n° 17 /09 sull ’inquinamento luminoso ed infine hanno una bassa efficienza luminosa comportando consumi considerevoli. L’intervento prevede la sostituzione delle vecchie lampade ai vapori di mercurio con lampade al LED, con potenze diverse a seconda dei parametri fisici esistenti (altezza palo, larghezza strada, interasse ecc.), e della classe illuminotecnica individuata per la strada in questione.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Il fotovolataico a scuola11 Oct 2017 it
Regolatori del Flusso IP11 Oct 2017 it
La fine di Mercurio11 Oct 2017 it
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