The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together local and regional authorities who voluntarily commit to implementing the EU’s climate and energy objectives on their territory.
The initiative started in 2008 with the support of the European Commission, and now counts over 6,800 signatories representing 212 million citizens. Since 2015, signatories pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Eurocities is part of the Covenant of Mayors Office a group of networks of local and regional authorities responsible for the daily administration of the initiative, together with Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, the European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment (FEDARENE), and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).
Eurocities will once again be taking a full part in the European Week of Regions and Cities, by sharing some of the latest urban goings on across 10 events between 5-22 October!3 minutes read
The European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson announced the winners of the ‘City in the Spotlight Award’ in a video message.2 minutes read
The current COVID-19 crisis should not be misused as a pretext for delaying urgent climate action, write key members of the European Covenant of Mayors Board, in an open letter addressed to Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission.2 minutes read