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    Covenant of Mayors - General information
    1. What is the Covenant of Mayors?
    2. What commitments do Covenant signatories have to fulfil?
    3. What do Covenant signatories have to deliver?
    4. What do the Covenant signatories get in return?
    5. Why is it free to sign up for the Covenant of Mayors?
    The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy - update of target and scope
    1. What does the New Integrated Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy include? - The visions and the tangible commitments
    2. My local authority is already a signatory of the Covenant of Mayors - How do we extend the existing commitments to the New COM?
    The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
    1. What is new in the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy?
    2. My local authority is already a signatory of the Covenant of Mayors - How can we sign up to the new Covenant commitments?
    3. My local authority is already a signatory of Mayors Adapt - How can we sign up to the new Covenant commitments?
    Adhesion procedure - How to sign up for the Covenant of Mayors
    1. Who can join?
    2. How to join as a municipality?
    3. How to join as a group of municipalities
    4. When to join?
    Exceeding a deadline - Signatory on hold
    1. When will a signatory be put on hold?
    2. Can a signatory come back from being on hold?
    Covenant of Mayors Office
    1. What is the Covenant of Mayors Office (CoMO)?
    2. What you can expect from the COMO?
    Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI)
    1. What is a Baseline Emission Inventory?
    2. Is it possible to use existing tools for calculating the CO2 emissions?
    3. Which is the baseline year for calculating the CO2 emissions?
    4. What is the scope of the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    5. What approach may be chosen when establishing the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    6. Which sectors should be considered in the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    7. When to carry out a Monitoring Emission Inventory (MEI)?
    Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) in details
    1. What CO2 emission factors should be used?
    2. Where can Covenant signatories find additional information and emission factors related to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)?
    3. How to include renewable electricity installations owned or operated by the local authority outside its territory in the Baseline Emission Inventory?
    4. How to include emission data on agriculture/forestry/fisheries in the Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI)?
    5. How to include CO2 emissions from biofuels/biomass?
    6. How are the emission factors for electricity calculated?
    7. How are the emission factors for heating/cooling calculated?
    Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA)
    1. What is a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment?
    2. Where to find support to prepare a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (RVA)?
    Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) / Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)
    1. What is a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) or Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)?
    2. Which sectors/fields of action is considered in a SEAP and in a SECAP?
    3. Can an already existing local climate and energy plan (SEAP) be sufficient to fulfil the requirements a SEAP/SECAP?
    4. When to submit the SEAP/SECAP?
    5. How to submit the SEAP/SECAP?
    6. How can a group of Covenant signatories submit a joint action plan?
    7. How to request an extension of your SEAP/SECAP submission deadline?
    8. What if the SEAP/SECAP has not been submitted within the deadline?
    9. What happens once the SEAP is submitted? - SEAP/SECAP assessment
    The Covenant of Mayors reporting templates
    1. What is a reporting template?
    2. In what format is the template available?
    3. When filling in the SEAP/SECAP template, should the Covenant signatories only report on data of their Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI) or can they share further inventories already compiled since the baseline year?
    4. When filling in the SEAP/SECAP template, should the Covenant signatories also report on some of the actions already carried out causing considerable CO2 emission reductions?
    Monitoring report
    1. What is a monitoring report?
    2. What should the monitoring report include and when should it be submitted?
    3. How to submit the monitoring report?
    Benchmarks of Excellence
    1. What is a Benchmark of Excellence?
    2. How to submit a Benchmark of Excellence?
    Local climate and Energy Days
    1. What is a Local Climate and Energy Day?
    2. Why to organise Local Climate and Energy Days?
    3. How to get support?
    Financial facilities
    1. Which financial facilities to use?
    2. What is available for local authorities under the Horizon 2020 programme?
    Covenant Supporters
    1. What is a Covenant Supporter?
    2. What is the role of Covenant Supporters?
    3. How, in practice, are Covenant Supporters involved in the initiative and what are the benefits?
    4. How to apply?
    5. Covenant Supporters and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
    Covenant Coordinators
    1. What is a Covenant Coordinator?
    2. What is the role of Covenant Coordinators?
    3. How, in practice, are the Covenant Coordinators involved in the initiative and what are the benefits?
    4. How to apply?
    5. Covenant Coordinators and the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy
    Local and Regional Energy Agencies (LAREAs)
    1. Why should the LAREAs be involved in the Covenant of Mayors?
    2. How to be involved in the Covenant of Mayors process?
    The Covenant of Mayors East Cooperation Platform
    1. What is the cooperation platform?
    2. Who can subscribe?
    3. What topics shall be discussed?
    4. Language
    5. Where and how can I subscribe?
    6. How to use the cooperation platform?
    7. How to unsubscribe?
    8. Privacy
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