Covenant of Mayors Office
1, square de Meêus
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is an easy way to find your answers about the Covenant of Mayors Covenant of Mayors The Covenant of Mayors is the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change. It is based on a voluntary commitment by signatories to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. . A question? Please check the FAQ page.
What commitments do the Covenant signatories have to fulfil?
Covenant signatories aim to reduce their CO2 emissions by more than 20% by 2020 through energy efficiency and renewable energy actions. To reach this objective, local authorities commit to:
Prepare a Baseline Emission Inventory,
Submit a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP), approved by the municipal council within the year following their official adhesion to the Covenant of Mayors initiative, and outlining the measures and policies they will implement to achieve their targets;
Publish regularly - every 2 years after submission of their SEAP - implementation reports stating the degree of implementation of the programme and the interim results;
Promote their activities and involve their citizens / stakeholders, including the organisation of Local Energy Days;
Spread the message of the Covenant of Mayors, in particular by encouraging other local authorities to join and by contributing to the major events (i.e. annual Covenant of Mayors ceremonies and thematic workshops).
Signatories accept termination of their membership in the Covenant of Mayors in case of non-submission in time of the different technical documents (SEAP and implementation reports).
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