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Press release: Covenant Group of Practitioners: Local climate & energy experts and EU Commission discuss next steps for the initiative

On the 14th of December 2017, the Covenant of Mayors Group of Practitioners met with representatives from the European Commission in Brussels to discuss how to further progress of the Covenant initiative in Europe. Full article…

Press release: New case study** Kalmar, Sweden: Public procurement of buses with 100% renewables target

As part of the objective of becoming 100% fossil fuel free by 2030, Kalmar County has set up a public procurement for the purchase of biogas fuelled buses. Authorities from the county and the city of Kalmar chose to reuse biomethane produced from cattle manure to run the buses, both addressing the issue of over-fertilisation and fostering the shift towards a carbon neutral transport system. Full article…

Press release: 12 cities and 2 Provinces selected for the Covenant of Mayors Twinning Programme

The results of the call of the Covenant of Mayors twinning programme have been unveiled. Amongst more than 100 applications received, 12 municipalities and 2 provinces have been selected. A total of seven peer-to-peer exchanges will be organised and funded by the programme.

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UPDATED – Press Release: Save the date for the 2018 EU Covenant of Mayors Ceremony and Investment Forum!

Update – registration for the above event is now open.

As the Covenant of Mayors will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year, and with the 2020 milestone coming closer, you are invited to the Covenant Ceremony and Investment Forum to be held on 21 and 22 February 2018 in Brussels. Full article…

Event: PUBLENEF webinar: Supporting the implementation of Energy Efficiency Policies through Technical Assistance and Roadmaps (10 January 2018)

The “putting energy efficiency first” principle set out in the Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission, is bound to accelerate the multilevel implementation of energy efficiency policies across Europe. To this end, technical assistance provided through the Project Development Assistance priority under the Horizon 2020 programme and through the EIB-ELENA facility plays a crucial role in building the required expertise for preparing substantial energy efficiency investment programmes. Full article…

Press release: Take part in a public consultation on the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy

The European Commission has recently launched a public consultationon its strategy on adaptation to climate change.
The EU Climate Adaptation strategy which was adopted in April 2013 aims to increase the resilience of the EU by enhancing the preparedness and capacity of all government levels to respond to the impacts of climate change. Full article…

Event: EUBCE 2018 – 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (Copenhagen, Denmark, 14-18 May 2018)

The Conference Programme will address topics from biomass itself to bioliquids and biofuels for heat and electricity, transport and biobased products, covering all aspects of each value chain, from supply and logistics to conversion technologies, from industrial application of research results to impacts on the environment, from market and trade aspects to policy strategies, not least to the role of biomass as a source in integrated energy systems.

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Press release: Covenant of Mayors East: European climate finance supports cities in scaling up their local action

The support provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) enables signatory cities of the Covenant of Mayors East initiative to scale up their energy and climate action. Full article…

Press release: Space for cities initiative seeks to explore potential of satellite-based services to improve urban quality of life

A new European initiative for cities aims to foster the quality of life in urban areas through the peaceful use of satellite services.
Space for cities was launched by Eurisy, a non-profit association of space agencies that fosters the use of satellites in non-space sectors such as transport, health, environmental protection, agriculture or land use. This initiative seeks to promote the use of satellite applications to make European cities healthier, cleaner, safer and more efficient. Full article…

Press release: EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre releases 8-year assessment of Covenant of Mayors

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the scientific arm of the EU Commission which provides technical, methodological and scientific support to the Covenant community, has recently published its 8-year assessment report of the initiative.The report was part of the 3rd State of the EU Energy Union released on the 24th of November by the EU Commission. Full article…

Press Release: **New case study** Thessaloniki, Greece: Bioclimatic upgrade of public spaces

The municipality of Thessaloniki is committed to designing and  implementing pilot projects of urban regeneration based on the local  bioclimatic characteristics, in order to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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Press Release: 28 European towns and cities racing for European Green Capital Award 2020 and European Green Leaf Award 2019

28 towns and cities from across 21 European countries are officially competing to win the 2020 European Green Capital and 2019 European Green Leaf Awards. This is the highest number of countries entering the competition in the history of the two initiatives. With the 2020 title, the European Green Capital Award will be celebrating 10 years, as it first started in 2010, with Stockholm as a winner. Full article…

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