The Mayor of the Covenant city of London launched this week a £500 million Energy Efficiency Fund. The Mayor Energy Efficiency Fund (MEEF) will support small businesses' and public sector organisations' investment in reducing their bills and cut carbon emissions.
The fund builds on the success of the London Energy Effficiency Fund...Leggi altro
According to transition theories, successful transitions require behavioural changes, for which society as a whole needs to be addressed. Those lifestyle changes, in turn, depend on acute citizen awareness of the issue in question. With the development of their residential district “New South”, the Belgian city of Antwerp proves to...Leggi altro
The EU-funded ManagEnergy project - Energy Agencies leading the energy transition - has launched a new training opportunity for European energy agencies, for which applications are now open.
We have interviewed Markku Markkula, First Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions and Covenant of Mayors Ambassador for the June/July issue of the European Covenant newsletter .
The Interview can be found in all EU languages under the following links:
The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate...Leggi altro
A review of all the available Portuguese Covenant signatories' Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) was made by researchers at NOVA University Lisbon, in order to analyse the effectiveness and level of ambition of these Portuguese cities’ voluntary CO2 emission reduction commitments. The researchers reviewed 108 Portuguese SEAPs...Leggi altro
The Climate Adaptation Partnership under the EU Urban Agenda has just launched a public consultation on its action plan, to which the Covenant community is warmly invited to provide its feedback.
Yesterday, the Covenant city of Lisbon has been awarded Eurpean Green Capital 2020 during the Awards Ceremony in Nijmegen (Netherlands). The cities of Cornellà de Llobregat (Spain) and Horst aan de Maas (Netherlands) won the European Green Leaf Award 2019, established in 2015 to recognise the environmental efforts and achievements of...Leggi altro
As one of Poland's first signatories of the Covenant of Mayors, Warsaw has decided to improve its air quality by radically transforming its public transport system. Currently, the transport system is responsible for about 60% of the city's pollutant emissions and for more than 16% of its CO2 emissions. Additionally, the share of...Leggi altro
As part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2018 (EUSEW) held between 4-8 June, the European Covenant of Mayors Office organised two sessions to highlight successful actions implemented by Covenant cities and focus on their challenges ahead.
On the 6th of June, our session on Energy poverty: inclusive clean energy transition and best...Leggi altro