2020 stands out as a peculiar year for Europe. It is indeed a key moment as the EU should evaluate whether we are on track to achieve the 20% GHG emission reduction target set for 2020 over a decade ago....Læs mere
The Covenant city of Barcelona partnered with Cetaqua (Water Technology Centre) and 15 other institutions in the EU funded project RESCCUE to use insurance data in the development of a methodology that prioritises the adaptation measures to take and contributes to the updated version of the Barcelona...Læs mere
The European City Facility supports municipalities (local authorities) and their groupings from the EU-27 and the UK in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy. The first call for applications has just been launched! Deadline to submit a...Læs mere
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is inviting the Covenant of Mayors' community to take part in an online consultation on the EU Climate Pact
Despite the present challenges, the work on the Green Deal remains a key political objective for the CoR and other EU Institutions, a relevant reference to ensure that the post-pandemic...Læs mere
We have just published a new case study about how the Covenant city of Lahti (Finland) is supporting citizens’ choices for more energy efficient buildings!
Lahti approved its environmental programme, including new targets for 2030 and 2050, in June 2018. This ambitious programme serves as a roadmap for Lahti to achieve its objective to...Læs mere
COSME, the European Union's programme for small and medium-sized enterprises, has launched the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC). This new programme builds on the success of the Digital Cities Challenge, which has helped 41 EU cities create a strategic vision and roadmaps for digital transformation.
When the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan was elected in 2016, he committed to divest the pension funds from fossil fuels. And he called on the local boroughs to do the same and join him in the fight against climate change.
Sadiq Khan focusses on divestment. To “divest” means moving assets that are invested in companies that make their...Læs mere
Takeaways from the Covenant of Mayors' webinar organised on April 27th
‘…current food systems are being challenged to provide permanent and reliable access to adequate, safe, local, diversified, fair, healthy and nutrient rich food for all... cities which host over half the world population have a strategic role to play in developing...Læs mere
In November 2018, the European Commission published an evaluation of the EU Adaptation Strategy. The evaluation found...Læs mere
In an open letter released today, 5 May, members of the European Covenant of Mayors Board
[Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, Deputy-President of the Province of Barcelona Xesco Gomar Martín, Mayor of Freiburg Martin Horn, Deputy-Mayor of Stockholm Katarina Luhr, Mayor of Castel Maggiore Belinda Gottardi, Director of the North-West...Læs mere