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Q&A - The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy in practice
1) The new initiative in a nutshell
2) The practicalities for existing signatories
3) The modalities for new signatories
Adhesion procedure - How to sign up for the Covenant of Mayors

How to join as a group of municipalities

Small neighbouring municipalities can benefit from preparing a joint Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan. To join as a group, each municipality will have to sign up with the designated adhesion forms for joint SECAPs. The municipalities have two different options of collaboration:

●      Option 1 - individual commitments: each signatory in the group individually commits to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020 and/or 40% by 2030 and is thus required to complete its own template. The action plan can contain both individual and shared measures.

●      Option 2 - shared commitments: the group of signatories collectively commits to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020 and/or 40% by 2030. In this particular case only one single common template is to be filled-in by the group of signatories, which is then listed under a grouped signatory profile on the public website.

More information on the joint SECAP options is available in this quick reference guide (EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL).


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