Earth Day is global event during which everyone can take a stand and show their commitment to the protection of the environment. On April 22nd each year, citizens can organise marches and petitions, mobilise their elected officials, plant trees, or clean their towns and roads.
This year's Earth Day edition will focus on ending...Leggi altro
Compete4SECAP (C4S) is an EU Horizon 2020 funded project involving Covenant supporter ICLEI Europe, which aims at supporting local authorities to put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.
The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the...Leggi altro
Covenant supporter FEDARENE has launched the 4th edition of the Roger Léron Award!
The award – initiated in 2015 - aims to acknowledge the persistency, positive attitude, proactive approach of an outstanding individual in the field of sustainable energy at the local / regional level. It was named after Roger Léron, a pioneer of...Leggi altro
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a yearly key event during which the European Commission organises a series of sessions and networking events to discuss new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas. This year, the EUSEW has the theme “Lead the clean energy transition” and will take place from...Leggi altro
A new study from a European-wide group of researchers titled "How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28" has praised the Covenant of Mayors initiative for mobilising European local governments to plan and take action in the field of climate mitigation and...Leggi altro
While wind energy is steadily becoming a key pillar to assure Europe's clean energy supply, this energy technology still faces resistance from citizens throughout Europe for various reasons - e.g. its impact on the landscape, flora & fauna as well as people's comfort (i.e. noise level created by wind turbines).
With this in mind,...Leggi altro
On the 4th of April, 25 new transfer networks between European cities were approved by the URBACT programme, the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe.
URBACT is a highly successful instrument of EU Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European...Leggi altro
The Energy Observer is the first electric vessel powered only by renewables and hydrogen, and does not emit any greenhouse gases or fine particles. On 28 March, the Energy Observer launched its Mediterranean Tour in the port of the French city Marseille, in order to raise awareness about climate change and new innovative solutions...Leggi altro
The city of Dundee (UK) committed to the Covenant of Mayors 2030 targets on March 19th this year. The signing of the Covenant is part of series of green initiatives already taken on by the Council to deliver an emissions reduction of 40% by 2030. Additional actions have been already foreseen by this Covenant city in order to...Leggi altro
The City Mayors Foundation (an international think tank dedicated to local government) awards the World Mayor Prize every two years to a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to his/ her community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that could be used as a reference from towns and cities across the world....Leggi altro