Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is the world's largest movement for local and regional climate and energy actions. It brings together over 10.000 cities all over Europe, committing together to reaching climate neutrality by 2050.

Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe

Why a Covenant of Mayors? 

The Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe (CoM-Europe) brings together thousands of local governments that want to secure a better future for their citizens. By joining the initiative, they voluntarily commit to implementing EU climate and energy objectives. 

The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe. Not only did the initiative introduce a first-of-its-kind bottom-up approach to energy and climate action, but its success quickly went beyond expectations. 

The Global Covenant of Mayors, launched in 2015, has been capitalising on the experience gained in Europe and beyond, and is building upon the key success factors of the initiative: its bottom-up governance, its multi-level cooperation model and its context-driven framework for action. 

A reference for energy and climate action 

From the beginning, the Covenant of Mayors initiative has been designed to provide local governments, in highly diversified national contexts, with a framework for their local energy and climate action based on 4 principles: 

  • Consistency and transparency thanks to a common reporting framework for all 
  • Flexibility and adjustability of the common framework to better take specific needs and local realities into account 
  • Evaluation of the data reported by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (signatories may be suspended in case of non-compliance)   
  • Promotion and exchange of experience via the website news, social media, online and offline events…

The Covenant of Mayors’ song

With the support of the European Commission

 

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In the news

The new website of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe has arrived!

The Covenant of Mayors - Europe initiative will now be featured on the European Commission website! Check it out to find all the useful information including on signatories, coordinators, and supporters.

RePowerEU: the role of cities and regions in accelerating the energy transition – take aways

Find out what FEDARENE's President Julije Domac, Adela Tesarova, Head of Unit at DG ENER and other speakers, have shared during the Covenant of Mayors Europe & Comittee of Regions high - level workshop last October 12, 2022.

Good news for Covenant Supporters! Manage all your signatories from your own account

New features for the Energy Agencies of the Covenant of Mayors - Europe!

The Energy Saving Sprint: fast and low-cost measures to reduce energy consumption

Check what European cities are doing to reduce their energy consumption and join the Energy Saving Sprint Campaign!

Join us for EU Regions Week

The EU Regions Week is back in hybrid form from the 10th to 13th of October. Join FEDARENE in Brussels or online for an exciting array of topical events featuring the Green Hysland project, the Covenant of Mayors - Europe, and the REGILIENCE project.

Takeaways of “In support of Energy Communities for climate neutral cities” webinar

Here are some takeaways from the webinar organized by the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, which took place on July 13th 2022.

Best Practices

Supporting Walloon local authorities in their work for Energy Transition

Supporting Walloon local authorities in their work for Energy Transition

From 2012 to 2017, Wallonia has supported the commitment of municipalities to the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – Europe through the Climate and Energy Policy Programme (POLLEC) implying a number of missions including financial support to the municipalities but also the development and implementation of their Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans.