The Covenant of Mayors in Figures 5-Year Assessment

Author: 
Alessandro K. Cerutti
Andreea Iancu
Greet Janssens-Maenhout
Giulia Melica
Federica Paina
Paolo Bertoldi
Policies and Targets
Urban Areas

After the adoption, in 2008, of the EU Climate and Energy Package, the European Commission launched the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) to endorse and support the efforts deployed by local authorities in the implementation of sustainable energy policies. Indeed, local governments play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of climate change, all the more so when considering that 80 % of energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is associated with urban activity.

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