On 23 November, the Finnish Covenant of Mayors Community met in Helsinki in the Kuntatalo, the house of municipalities, hosted by the Covenant Supporter Kuntaliitto (ALFRA).
The objective of the workshop was to showcase ambitious climate plans implemented by the Finnish cities, to present the Covenant of Mayors framework and...Citește mai mult
ABRACADABRA H2020 project has developed a technical toolkit to support key financial actors, decision-makers and social stakeholders in the construction sector
Do you know that only about 1,2% of Europe’s existing buildings are renovated every year?
This is mainly due to very long pay-back times of retrofitting interventions,...Citește mai mult
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December is the perfect time for taking stock of what happened during the year.
In Europe, the Covenant of Mayors community has carried on their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, increace local resilience and provide access to sustainable, secure and affordable energy to all.
What have they been doing? What are the results so...Citește mai mult
Since the beginning of the partnership between the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Belfius to promote the development of “Smart Cities” in Belgium, over EUR 1bn in investment in no less than 121 projects has already been financed on favourable terms by the two institutions.
Belfius and the EIB announced a new agreement to...Citește mai mult
Energy, transport and information and communication technologies (ICT) are key to achieve economical and societal benefits and improve citizens' quality of life. They also represent most of the interrelations between people and technology.
A big challenge to offer new interdisciplinary opportunities to make cities smarter is...Citește mai mult
Only a few days after adopting a bold climate neutrality vision for 2050, EU leaders arrived in Katowice with a clear objective for COP24: the adoption of clear rules to implement the Paris Agreement.
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars...Citește mai mult
The building sector causes the highest share of CO2 emissions in Europe (36%) and consumes most of its final energy (40%). The cost-effective potential of the sector to move to a zero-emission building stock by 2050 is proven, but the implementation of policies and programmes which would transform the sector is slow. Even if the...Citește mai mult
Barcelona Province (Catalonia, Spain) joined the Covenant of Mayors 10 years ago, as one of the first Covenant Coordinators. A specific campaign has been launched to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Covenant.
On 2 October, Barcelona Province launched the communication campaign “10 years of the Covenant of Mayors in the...Citește mai mult