Transformative Cities, an initiative initiated by the international research and advocacy organisation TNI (Transnational Institute), has nominated the three European Covenant cities Barcelona, Cadiz (both Spain) and Grenoble (France) for its first edition of the "People's choice award" 2018, in which citizens can choose online...Lire la suite
On the 19th of September 2017, the EU statistical service Eurostat had issued a new set of rules on how to classify Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) in government accounts, thereby making it easier for public authorities to finance energy efficiency projects of their buildings and infrastructure. The new Eurostat rules allow for...Lire la suite
After large investments in the rehabilitation of the tram infrastructure network, the Covenant municipality of Arad started renewing the tram fleet by acquiring six energy-efficient trams. The Romanian city also began modernising the main depot and the first steps towards implementing an e-ticketing system and outsourcing the...Lire la suite
The ceremony for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards is intended to highlight the success of completed projects from a wide range of sectors and countries across the EU contributing to the Union's 2020 and 2030 sustainable energy objectives. This year's ceremony features a special Citizens' Award and 12 finalists in total from the...Lire la suite
On April 25th the European Covenant of Mayors was at the 5th Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities Conference. The event - convened by Covenant supporter ICLEI and the European Environment Agency - gathered around 200 participants, mostly European experts on urban resilience and adaptation, for interactive workshops and...Lire la suite
A recent study, supported by the EU funded project RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable dEvelopment for citieS) assessed the vulnerability of European cities to climate change.
Last 17 April, the Covenant signatory City of Torres Vedras (Portugal) hosted a Covenant of Mayors workshop that gathered 60 participants from all over Portugal, to discuss local examples and common challenges, moderated by the Covenant supporter ANMP (National Association of Portuguese municipalities). The event contributed to...Lire la suite
We have interviewed Gil Penalosa, Founder & Chair of World Urban Parks & 8 80 Cities for the April/May issue of the European Covenant newsletter .
The Interview can be found in all EU languages under the following links:
In less than one month, the EU flagship event on the state of the clean energy transition in Europe is taking place in Brussels. Organised by the EU Commission between 4-8 June 2018, the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 (EUSEW) brings together all European energy transition players to discuss new policy developments, best practices...Lire la suite
Cities are taking action on climate change and boosting the local energy transition, but for good climate and energy policy to take effect, all stakeholders must be on board. In the Finnish Covenant city Vaasa, the local government has a stake in the local alliance ‘Energy Vaasa’ (made up of 140 companies), and is cooperating with...Lire la suite