Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy – Europe / Grouped SECAPs Analysis

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.

Grouped SECAPs Analysis

The Grouped SECAPs Analysis approach was launched in 2013 by the Covenant of Mayors – Europe and it consists of an in-deep analysis of the methodology and related reference SECAPs by the Joint Research Centre.

Regions and regional / local thematic agencies (Covenant Coordinators or Supporters) can request the evaluation of their own methodology for SECAPs development. Once the methodology and related reference SECAPs are accepted, all action plans for municipalities with less than 50.000 inhabitants supported by the concerned region/agency and submitted via MyCovenant platform, are automatically accepted by the Joint Research Centre.

Thus, this approach allows municipalities to receive faster approval of their action plans and is less time consuming on the region/agency’s side as well, as they receive feedback on the methodology and on the reference SECAPs that can be easily applied to all the other municipalities supported.

The added value of the Grouped Analysis resides also in the opportunity for the region or energy/climate agency to discuss methodological questions with the Joint Research Centre and to reinforce their role within the initiative.

Finally, the approach serves to strengthen the role of Territorial Coordinators and Supporters in their territories as parties responsible for a decentralized evaluation of the action plans developed by the supported municipalities, on behalf of the Joint Research Centre and the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office.

Find out more about the Grouped SECAPs Analysis here.

For further information, please contact Mariangela Luceri at

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