Recent studies on air pollution in cities have fuelled the debate on increasing the number of electric vehicles in cities. Deploying electric vehicles (EV) has become a key pillar for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the transport sector, as they are considered to improve air quality, decrease noise levels and contribute...Lesen Sie mehr
A recent study published in the journal "Ecological Economics" analysed the support of Italian citizens for climate action at local level, in particular climate mitigation, by using the Italian signatories of the European Covenant of Mayors as a focal point.
The scientific study "Do Voters Support Local Commitments for Climate...Lesen Sie mehr
Ahead of the decisive negotiation on 19 June on the EU
Energy Union Governance regulation between EU Member States, the Commission and the European Parliament, the European Covenant of Mayors political board calls on Member States to involve local governments in the design and implementation of their national climate and energy...Lesen Sie mehr
The ChangeNOW summit, taking place on the 28-29th of September in Paris, is the international rendez-vous for Positive Impact, bringing together hundreds of innovators, investors, media, corporates and mission-driven participants, to help scale solutions that can change the world.
We are opening today a call for all local...Lesen Sie mehr
The "My Covenant" extranet has been fully revamped and features a series of improvements to ease access and usage for the European Covenant community. Find out below about the main features of the new My Covenant on our website.
The new My Covenant section has been developed using inputs from Covenant users and accommodating...Lesen Sie mehr
In offering the possibility to become award winners of either the 2021 European Green Capital or of the 2020 European Green Leaf awards, the EU Commission is inviting European cities to compete again for the most prestigious green cities awards at EU level. European cities aiming at becoming leaders in environmental, social and...Lesen Sie mehr
Developing and implementing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) is a key process in the actions taken by European Covenant signatories. The new board game "Master of the Covenant", developed by Brazilian/Italian sustainable development researcher and game designer Francisco Leal, associated with the company...Lesen Sie mehr
The EU Horizon 2020-funded EDI-Net project (Energy Data Innovation Network) supports European municipalities in the management of their water and energy services with a new set of innovative tools.
The overall aim of EDI-Net, which runs from 2016-2019, is to increase the capacity of public authorities in municipalities to...Lesen Sie mehr
A new study in the Science for Environment policy journal of the EU Commission shows ways forward for more resource-efficient water systems in urban areas in Europe.
As climate change poses great challenges to water supply and sewage disposal systems, urban water management has long been seen as bearing large potential for...Lesen Sie mehr
Over the last 10 years, the Covenant of Mayors has become a strong community of local authorities committed to local action. Since 2008, this Europe-born initiative has evolved to meet the changing challenges and has progressively grown into a worldwide city movement. The resulting Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy...Lesen Sie mehr