The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020.

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The Covenant of Mayors in Central Asia: SEAP development training sessions
18 November 2014 - 11:00
In Central Asia, 11 cities have signed the Covenant of Mayors, including 8 cities in Kazakhstan...
Covenant signatory city of Karlstad saves 4,000 tonnes of CO2 and â¬800,000 per year in the building sector
14 November 2014 - 10:34
For several years the Swedish city of Karlstad (86,400 inhabitants) has been investing in energy and environment projects with a focus on the building/housing sector - and the results are worth it....
European Commission launches energy security campaign in Central Eastern European cities
6 November 2014 - 09:49
Emphasised by conflict in Ukraine, energy security has been dominating the EU agenda for quite some time now, with the European Commission adopting last May a strategic paper charting the way forward to secure the continent’s security of supplies...
"The Covenant of Mayors is one of our most powerful projects"
5 November 2014 - 16:08
At a Friends of Europe high level energy conference yesterday, Member of the European Parliament Claude Turmes made several references to the community power of the Covenant of Mayors movement.Discussing the role Europe should continue to play in the world as a leader of the low carbon economy, Mr Turmes reminded the audience that Europe was “innovation rich”, with a plethora of successful inventions originating from the European continent...
Monitoring Report: Portuguese city first to report progress in cutting CO2 emissions
4 November 2014 - 09:45
See related Press Release hereThe city of Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, was the first to submit its monitoring results to the Covenant of Mayors in end-July 2014...
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