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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): Vincenza Scarpa
Population: 11,985 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 30 September 2014
Status 3


Main contact: Eddy Dall'Anese
Position: Technical Area Manager


Piste ciclabili, biciclette e bikesharing
Sector: Transport
Implementation timeframe: 2015 - 2020
Area of intervention: Modal shift to walking and cycling
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Private entities
CO2 reduction :
10 k CO2 eq./a

Description: L’azione si propone di incentivare l’uso della bicicletta e sistemi di trasporto non inquinanti e mettere in sicurezza i pedoni e ciclisti negli incroci. La pista ciclabile in Via Nazionale è operativa e impiegata sia da pedoni che da ciclisti e cicloturisti. Questo tratto di pista ciclopedonale fa parte di un progetto più ampio per sviluppare il turismo ciclo-pedonale su tutto il territorio, incentrato sulla pista ciclabile “La Piave” di 135 km che condurrà i cicloturisti e cicloamatori verso Collalto e Pieve di Soligo, per proseguire verso Follina e quindi verso Cison di Valmarino o Miane. Il Comune di Susegana ha in corso di studio i collegamenti della pista ciclabile “La Piave” a Susegana lungo la via Barca a Colfosco e a Ponte della Priula. Nel Comune sono molto attive le associazioni cicloamatoriali.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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