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PEN 7: The Covenant of Mayors and Local Sustainable Economic Development

Organized by the PEN (Professional Euro-med Network) in the framework of Project Wealth: Promoting Local Sustainable Development

The Covenant of Mayors is one of the EU success stories in addressing sustainable local energy policies and describes itself the mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources on their territories. By their commitment, Covenant signatories aim to meet and exceed the European Union 20% CO2 reduction objective by 2020.

The Covenant hs, as per today, 5,882 signatories, including local authorities in the Algarve, in Israel, Palestine and Puglia.

The Covenant of Mayors
Presentation and co-ordination by Sergio Andreis, Lunaria / Sbilanciamoci!
  • Introduction to the Covenant: pros and cons.
  • Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
  • The Covenant and Project Wealth: how partners, and the local authorities they work with, may take advantage of the Covenat's opportunities.

The Climate Alkliance and the Covenant of Mayors Presentation and co-ordination by Karl-Ludwig Schibel, Climate Alliance
  • Introduction to the Climate Alliance.
  • Examples of the Covenant's best practises.
  • The future perspectives of the Covenant of Mayors.


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