Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy - Europe

Together towards sustainable, climate-resilient and vibrant cities.

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Cities and towns gathered around one shared ambition

The Covenant of Mayors is the largest movement of cities committed to reach the EU’s climate and energy targets.

It gathers local governments all of sizes and from all countries around three main objectives:

  1. reducing CO2 emissions,
  2. increasing their resilicence to climate change,
  3. ensuring access to sustainable, secrure and affordable energy to all.

Created in 2008, following the adoption of the 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package, this movement supported by the European Commission now counts over 8,800 signatories. In Europe, more than 230 million invididuals live in a city which is part of the Covenant of Mayors.

Supported in their commitment by a wide diversity of players

Signatory local governments have committed to submit, within two years after formal approval by the local council, a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) which specifies the actions they will undertake to reach their objectives. The local governments have then to report on their progress every two year.

Thanks to the Covenant of Mayors, signatories benefit not only from the experience of thousands of other cities but also from a community of stakeholders that are supporting them in designing and delivering their energy and climate actions. Provinces, regions, energy agencies, associations... are to this purpose joining the movement as Coordinators or Supporters.

What is Energy Cities doing for the Covenant of Mayors?

Since the very beginning, Energy Cities has been leading the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office.

Energy Cities also runs the Covenant of Mayors - Eastern Europe and Caucasus Office, supported by the Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine", Climate Alliance, NL Agency and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).

Energy Cities is also one of the official Covenant of Mayors Supporters. As such, Energy Cities has been encouraging its member cities to join the movement and demonstrating their key role in reaching the EU energy and climate objectives.

Programme Initiative launched by the European Commission
Leader Energy Cities and Climate Alliance
Partners Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office (EU CoMO): CEMR, EUROCITIES, FEDARENE, ICLEI Europe
Covenant of Mayors - Eastern Europe and Caucasus Office (CoMO East): Climate Alliance, Association "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine", Kommunalkredit public consulting, Alliance for Energy Efficiency and Renewables, Local Foundation for Promotion of International Dialogue and Cooperation "Interakcia", Registered Union Energy Efficiency Centre Georgia, Republican Association of Communities of Armenia
Members Over 100 members of Energy Cities are involved.
Contact Frederic Boyer - Head of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office

Christophe Fréring - Head of the Covenant of Mayors - Eastern Europe and Caucasus Office

Map of members
Vilvoorde Belgium | Wien Austria | Krizevci Croatia | Sustainable City Network (GR) Greece | CEDEF-Central European Development Forum (RS) Serbia
Events to come
Capacity-building workshop - Providing energy retrofit packages to private homeowners – business models and project implementation
Wednesday 19 June

10 years of ELENA - Supporting investments in energy efficiency and sustainable transport
Thursday 20 June 15:30-18:30

Designing smart and efficient energy policies with citizens
Friday 21 June 13:30-16:30

Rénovation énergétique des bâtiments et ensembles d’immeubles - Voyage d’étude, région de Lille
From 25 to 26 June

GMF’s Brussels Forum
From 27 to 29 June

LIFE PlanUp webinar: Involving stakeholders and the public in national energy and climate planning - good practices from across Europe
Thursday 27 June 10:00-11:30

All coming events >>
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