COGEN Europe - The European Association for the Promotion of Cogeneration Covenant of Mayors - Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy Heralded as the “world’s biggest urban climate and energy initiative” by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy brings together thousands of local and regional authorities voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives on their territory. New signatories now 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. Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy - LeafletLeaflet introducing the Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the benefits of joining. A high-definition PDF is available upon request. New 2030 Framework and Integration of Adaptation In the summer 2015, spurred on by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Commission and the Covenant of Mayors Office launched a consultation process with the support of the European Committee of the Regions to collect stakeholders’ views on the future of the Covenant of Mayors.
CES MED - CLEANER ENERGY SAVING MEDITERRANEAN CITIES Contract No ENPI 2012/309-311 CES-MED is a programme financed by the European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument (ENPI), which is the main financial mechanism through which assistance is given to the European Neighbourhood Policy countries. ENPI has been operational since 1 January 2007 and is the main source of financing for the 17 partner countries (ten Mediterranean and six East European countries, plus Russia). It replaces earlier financing instruments including TACIS for the East and MEDA to the South and builds most directly on the MED-PACT programme. Urban development and sustainable energy challenges in the Southern Mediterranean countries: Today, about 460 million people live in countries in the Mediterranean region. Hence, over the coming years, needs related to urban development and sustainable energy are expected to increase sharply in view of growing population and limited sustainable planning and management capacities. Key Data: