In our 6 new case studies, Covenant cities from across Europe lead by example by taking action on adapting to the unavoidable impacts of climate change, decarbonising their transport sector and alleviating energy poverty among their citizens. Check out below what they are doing! :
At a recent gathering of Swedish municipalities organised by the Covenant supporter Klimatkommunerna on the 13th of March in Stockholm, the Swedish municipality of Finspång - one of the first European cities to join the Covenant in 2009 - reaffirmed its engagement to the initiative by committing to the 2030 targets.
Thirty-one cities have signed the pre-commitment declaration to the European Covenant of Mayors (CoM) 2030 objectives, during the Urban Future Global Conference 2018 (UFGC) , held in Vienna from the 28th of February to the 2nd of March (full list of the cities at the bottom of the article).
By signing the declaration, these cities...Read more
On March 24 at 8:30 pm, everyone is invited to take part in the Earth Hour 2018 and #Connect2Earth, by spending some time away from technology.
Since 2007, the environmental NGO WWF has been organising the Earth Hour, a global symbolic event, inspiring people to think about the environment and take concrete actions to preserve our...Read more
On the sidelines of the 10-year ceremony of the European Covenant of Mayors on the 22nd of February in Brussels, the European Covenant of Mayors Board met with Zhecho Stankov, Bulgarian Deputy-Minister for Energy from the Bulgaria EU Council presidency.
Julije Domac, director of REGEA (North-West Croatia Energy Agency), Juan Espadas,...Read more
European cities are leading the way with new approaches to innovation. From supporting technology and research ecosystems, to adopting citizen-driven policymaking and promoting bottom-up solutions to climate change and other societal challenges, urban areas have proven a unique capacity to connect people, businesses and places.
The EMPOWERING project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and running from February 2016 to January 2019, supports 7 regions in Italy, Romania, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, Sweden and Spain in shifting towards a low-carbon society. Four Covenant coordinators are among the project partners of EMPOWERING:
What do cities, provinces, and regions need to better meet their Covenant objectives? In the framework of an extensive study conducted by the European Covenant of Mayors Office in 2017, we reached out to almost 600 representatives from municipalities, provinces, regions and national ministries in order to assess their main...Read more
EU cities and towns who wish to exchange with a city facing similar challenges in another region of the world are encouraged to apply for the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) city-to-city cooperation programme on sustainable urban development.
The programme aims to foster links between EU cities (in particular those with more...Read more
The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA), one of the associated partner of the Covenant of Mayors, announced the launch of its annual award.
The Heat Pump City of the Year Award (HPCY) is a project awarding the most efficient, smart and sustainable heat pump project at local level. It was launched in 2011 to put the spotlight on...Read more