Financing energy efficiency in the public sector took a big step with the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum. This forum gathered more than 550 representatives from local authorities, industry and financial institutions to discuss the key success factors for financing climate adaptation, clean urban transport and energy efficiency in cities and regions.
Post date: 7 Jun 2019
The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum was first launched in 2014. In February 2019 a two-day event was held in which significant achievements and challenges in the evolution of this initiative were reviewed. Over 700 participants gathered for the event and alongside networking spaces, keynote speeches, and panel discussions, 30 research and implementation projects concerning sustainable energy and climate adaptation were presented.
Post date: 5 Apr 2019
The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, each Member State is required to increase the share of renewable energy supplied for heating and cooling by an indicative 1.3 percentage points as a yearly average for the periods of 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.
Post date: 4 Feb 2019
The objective of this research is to identify a tool of analysis applicable to school buildings that, through simple input information, can make immediate assessment reduction of energy consumption for heating and associated reduction of CO2emission, as a result of improvements. The definition of a methodology of analysis allows to evaluate preliminarily the energy performance of the whole school building identifying the most problematic buildings and dividing into groups based on the construction and geometry.
Post date: 21 Aug 2018
The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in twinning exchanges that aim to increase local authorities’ capacity and knowledge to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The programme is open to:
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
A Memorandum of Understanding between the EU Covenant of Mayors and the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions was signed on 16 November 2017 during the EU Energy Day conference in Bonn, in the framework of the COP 23 UN Climate Change Conference hosted by
Post date: 21 Nov 2017
The Covenant of Mayors will celebrate its 10th anniversary next year with the 2020 milestone coming closer. The Covenant Ceremony and Investment Forum will be held on 21 and 22 February 2018 in Brussels.
Post date: 9 Nov 2017
By Karin-Liis Lahtmäe, EASME
EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 offers a platform to not only engage in the energy transition debate and share best practices between stakeholders, but also to take part in an interactive Networking Village where old alliances are rekindled and new ones formed. This article provides an overview of the activities that BUILD UP, its Partners and other building related organisations will be leading in the framework of EUSEW 2017.
Post date: 6 Jun 2017
Across Europe, cities work together to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions that help accelerate transition towards a low-carbon, resource efficient, competitive and inclusive economy in urban areas. The Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is in charge of collecting and analysing data from these solutions, so we are asking cities to share their stories and experiences.
Post date: 24 May 2017
At the end of 2016, the Covenant of Mayors Office organised a two-day workshop on energy project financing. The training was designed to foster dialogue and learning opportunities amongst the ten participating cities and finance experts.
Post date: 2 Feb 2017