The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is a unique political movement steered by mayors.
The European Covenant of Mayors Board gives local and regional leaders the opportunity to play a greater role in shaping and further guiding the initiative. Board members will also campaign for enabling frameworks for local climate and energy action from the national and European level, raising awareness about local needs amongst European and national decision makers.
This Board of Mayors aims to discuss the strategic orientations of the initiative, to ensure it best fits cities’ needs and is further tailored to their expectations and to foster the dialogue between the European Covenant Community and the EU institutions.
The Board is composed of 7 mayors and local elected representatives.
"European regions and energy agencies should play a key role in planning, developing and implementing sustainable energy projects at all levels."
"Local Governments stand ready to work together, with the support of the public and private sector, as well as the involvement of citizens, to reach a sustainable planet, but it requires improvement in funding to finance climate policies"
"More can be done to strengthen the role of local authorities, if the Covenant is embedded into the Governance of the Energy Union."
"Local governments are the level best positioned to engage citizens, create green jobs & swiftly implement the shift to renewable energy."
"We are ready to go further in our actions in order to accelerate the energy transition and tackle climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement."
"It is in our cities that the transition towards climate neutral cities start. [...] If we cooperate, cities will help shaping the future.”
"As major actors in the energy transition, local authorities act closest to the citizens by associating all players on the territory in order to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement”