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Covenant of Mayors
  Covenant Coordinators and Supporters Newsletter June 2011  
       
 
Covenant of Mayors in Poland: From promotion to consolidation
Interview with Zbigniew Michniowski, President of PNEC and Deputy-Mayor of Bielsko-Biala. First Covenant Supporter in Poland, the Polish Network Energie-Cités (PNEC) is a strategic partner of the Covenant of Mayors initiative in the country, where the association has been active for nearly 20 years, supporting its member cities in their quest for energy sustainability. Through facilitation of knowledge transfer, organisation of various events and extensive liaison with the Covenant of Mayors (...) Read more
 
       
  Inspiring Achievements
 
Covenant of Mayors wins Andalusia Environment Award
The Andalusia Environment Prize, awarded annually by the Region to outstanding environment projects and initiatives, celebrated its 16th edition with the awarding of the Covenant of Mayors under the “Best Climate Change Mitigation Project” (...) Read more
Children take centre stage during Pescara Energy Day
The sixth edition of the Energiochi contest, which took place on 27 May in Pescara, Italy, in the framework of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign, brought together an estimated 2 600 children from the region’s schools and (...) Read more
 
   
  Latest Highlights
 
European Commission 2014-2020 budget proposal places greater emphasis on energy efficiency
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso presented on 29 June his proposal for the Multiannual Financing Framework (MFF), the EU’s next seven-year budget period. To fast-track EU’s transition to a “low-carbon and climate resilient society”, (...) Read more
EU Climate Commissioner: Covenant of Mayors instrumental in helping regions harness energy efficiency opportunities
In the context of political discussions regarding the next European budget priorities, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard recalled the important role to be played by regions in leveraging energy efficiency opportunities - which she (...) Read more
European Commission launches Smart Cities and Communities initiative
The Smart Cities and Communities initiative has officially been launched at a conference held on 21 June 2011 in Brussels. Financed by the 7th EU Research Framework Programme, it will call for proposals addressing the deployment of integrated (...) Read more
 
   
  Upcoming events
 
Pilot Models of Sustainable Energy Action Implementation Schemes
July 7-8 - Rome, Italy
 
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Global Problems – Local Solutions
September 7-9 - Lund, Sweden
 
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International UITP Conference: Urban Governance: Getting people on board!
October 6-7 - Gothenburg, Sweden
 
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  The sole responsibility for the content of this newsletter lies with the Covenant of Mayors Office. It does not necessary reflect the opinion of the European Union. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein. The Covenant of Mayors was set up with financial support of the European Commission and consists of five associations of European local authorities: Energy Cities, Climate Alliance, Eurocities, CEMR, and Fedarene.

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