• Will your city be the next European Green Capital winner?

    July 27, 2020

    The prestigious title of European Green Capital is awarded every year to a European city of 100,000+ inhabitants for its commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Green Leaf Award 2022 is also underway, for smaller cities with 20,000 to 99,999 inhabitants. The Commission will award a financial prize...Read more

  • Pavement irrigation to cool down waiting areas in Nice

    July 20, 2020

    The Covenant signatory Nice Côte d'Azur(France) put in place an innovative adaptation measure first invented in Japan to reduce the effect of Urban Heat Island for pedestrian. A new case study is available in our library!

    The Urban Heat Island phenomenon, higher temperatures in urban areas compared to the ones in their surroundings,...Read more

  • "Small Talk with the Mayor" - Get to know the Covenant Community in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus!

    July 17, 2020

    This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Covenant of Mayors Office in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus celebrated the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020 in a digital format.

    Thousands of participants from the Eastern Partnership countries met on different online platforms to discuss life beyond the crisis, hold talks about the...Read more

  • Re-boo(s)t your local economy and make it circular with 4th generation district heating and cooling!

    July 16, 2020

    The Interreg project HeatNet North West Europe (HeatNet NWE) developed useful resources to support the devlopment of modern district heating & cooling (DHC) network. 

    Despite the reduction of economic activities (and CO2 emissions) due to the pandemic, cities' energy needs for electricity and heating are still expected to grow and so...Read more

  • Life Heatland Project

    July 16, 2020

    The LIFE HEATLAND project directly addresses urban adaptation to the consequences of climate change, in particular, it seeks to minimize the effect of the urban heat island (UHI) by using new pavements with less solar storage than conventional ones, which will contribute to a better quality of life and human well-being. The objective...Read more

  • See2Do! - Innovative energy-saving measures in Breda

    July 15, 2020

    The Covenant's signatory Breda (The Netherlands) is motivating its inhabitants' to take energy efficiency actions thanks to the See2Do! project.

    See2Do! uses thermographic images to push homeowners to implement energy saving measures. Residents then receive energy-saving advice and are assisted in the implementation of energy-saving...Read more

  • Get ready to apply to new Green Deal calls – opening in September

    July 13, 2020

    Does your city want to contribute to the success of the European Green Deal through your Covenant action plans? The European Commission is launching calls for proposal in mid-September to help implement the European Green Deal.

     In support of the priority to fight climate change and make Europe climate-neutral by 2050, the Commission...Read more

  • COVID19 - Covenant signatories may request an extension of their reporting deadline

    July 10, 2020

    The Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office fully recognizes the socioeconomic, political, and geographical impacts that COVID-19 is having on local communities around Europe. As local governments are developing sustainable recovery plans along their sustainable climate and energy plans, we provide more flexibility to signatories facing...Read more

  • Funding and financing opportunities: Two new leaflets to guide you!

    July 9, 2020

    The Covenant of Mayors - Europe Office develops publications that help cities and towns get a better understanding of the financing and funding solutions at their disposal, and how they can make use of them.

    Here are our two latest financing leaflets availabe in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish!

    Financial Institutions...Read more

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