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.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Maria Cristina Franco
Population: 7,367 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 8 May 2014
Status 3


Main contact: Marina Listrani
Position: Responsabile Area Tecnica

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Region of VenetoItaly47


Efficientamento energetico 2
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2017 - 2020
Area of intervention: Integrated action (all above)
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Area contabile
CO2 reduction :
71 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
42 €

Description: In particolare questa azione prevede l’installazione di valvole termostatiche in grado di esercitare, oltre le normali funzioni delle valvole per corpi scaldanti, anche di regolare la temperatura ambiente nei locali in cui sono installate, migliorando così anche il rendimento di emissione. E’ possibile inoltre la regolazione tramite sistema di telegestione e di telecontrollo degli impianti che li spengono nelle ore in cui non è necessario il loro funzionamento e che lo riaccendono qualche ora prima del momento in cui è necessaria la produzione di calore. Sostituzione delle pompe di circolazione in centrale termica con pompe di circolazione a portata variabile e ad alta efficienza energetica.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Efficientamento energetico 214 Jun 2017 it
Efficientamento energetico 114 Jun 2017 it
Efficientamento energetico 314 Jun 2017 it
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