This network is a part of the GLOBAL COVENANT of MAYORS for CLIMATE & ENERGY.
The Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy brings together local and regional authorities who voluntarily commit to implementing the EU’s climate and energy objectives on their territory.
As part of the European Covenant of Mayors movement, cities and towns are taking climate and energy action to secure a better future for their citizens.
The initiative started in 2008 with the support of the European Commission, and now counts over 7,000 signatories representing 220 million citizens. Since 2015, signatories pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and to adopt an integrated approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
The Signing Ceremony in the City of Genoa
The Covenant of Mayors signing ceremony was held in Genoa on 3 April 2019. 11 cities are committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and to mitigate the effects of climate change, in line with the policy objectives set by the EU.