Heralded as the “world’s biggest urban climate and energy initiative” by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local and regional authorities voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives on their territory.

New signatories now pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

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EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete invites mayors to join the new Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy to make Europe âa sustainable low-carbon and climate-resilient societyâ
28 April 2016 - 08:53
Following up on the historic international agreement on climate change reached last December in Paris, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete addresses mayors in a letter that emphasizes cities’ crucial role in successfully implementing the energy transition....
A financing facility for your climate adaptation and nature preservation projects
27 April 2016 - 17:13
One of the two financing instruments created under the LIFE programme is the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF)...
Twinning visit in Bologna on climate change adaptation
22 April 2016 - 14:13
On 18-19 April 2016, the Italian city of Bologna hosted representatives of the municipality of Lleida (Spain) and the Union of Municipalities of Terra di Leuca (Italy) for a twinning visit organised in the framework of the Mayors Adapt initiative....
Covenant cities on track to reach their 2020 targets! -28% CO2, -20% energy use, +18% local energy
8 April 2016 - 19:28
An analysis of 122 monitoring reports carried out by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre [1] shows that signatory cities are well on track to achieve their Covenant commitments....
New objectives of the Covenant of Mayors: Liège shows ambition as the city is amongst the firsts to commit
6 April 2016 - 16:25
The Covenant of Mayors has recently evolved by setting new objectives in line with the EU targets...
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