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.

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6762 Signatory profiles found. *

Signatories Population Commitments Status
Malmö, SE320,000Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Râmnicu Vâlcea, RO98,776Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Águeda, PT49,456Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
s-Hertogenbosch, NL136,499Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Maria de la Salut, ES2,187Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Latsia, CY13,000Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Patras, GR212,215Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Lausanne, CH130,000Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Eindhoven, NL210,333Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Porto, PT238,954Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Sitges, ES27,668Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Vilkaviškis, LT47,978Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Murcia, ES439,889Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Pallejà, ES11,134Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Rubí, ES73,778Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Zagreb, HR790,017Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Verona, IT265,085Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Anykščiai, LT32,137Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Šilalė, LT29,775Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Badia del Vallès, ES14,064Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Castellar del Vallès, ES23,002Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Hospitalet de Llobregat, ES257,038Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Heerlen, NL89,385Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Viladecans, ES63,489Mitigation (2020 target)AdaptationMonitoring started
Lom, BG29,981Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Nürnberg, DE503,263Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Igualada, ES38,918Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Växjö, SE90,000Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Wolfurt, AT8,075Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Manresa, ES76,558Mitigation (2020 target)2030 CO2 targetAdaptationMonitoring started
Freiburg, DE220,000Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
GRENOBLE-ALPES-METROPOLE (La métro), FR450,000Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
NANTES METROPOLE, FR600,000Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Šilutės, LT54,500Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Aigaleo, GR120,000Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Montesquiu, ES858Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Sabadell, ES207,338Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
Zürich, CH390,082Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Alessandria, IT85,438Mitigation (2020 target)Monitoring started
Riga, LV650,640Mitigation (2020 target)Action Plans submitted
* The number of signatory profiles is lower than the total number of signatories. This is due to the gathering of signatories developing a joint SEAP under one single profile.
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