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[ Your Name & Surname] Covenant of Mayors Office City, date Covenant of Mayors [Sub-title]
Flashback 2 200620082009 Priority action in the EU Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Launch of the Covenant of Mayors initiative Creation of the Covenant of Mayors Office
The Covenant at a glance 3 EU initiative launched in 2008 by the Commission – DG ENERGY to endorse and support local and regional authorities in the fight against climate change Voluntary commitment of signatories to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO 2 reduction target through the implementation of a Sustainable Energy Action Plan
The Covenant Community Local Regional National European/global Signatories Villages, Towns, Cities, Counties, grouping of local authorities Territorial Coordinators Regions, Provinces National Coordinators National Energy Agencies Supporters LAs’ networks, associations Associated Partners European federations of companies, NGOs, international networks
The Covenant key figures 7... > 6,000+ signatory cities,... 250 regions, provinces & grassroots associations,... 25 associated partners... > 4,000 Sustainable Energy Action Plans adopted... about 25% CO 2 emissions reduction commitment
Relying on a sound technical & scientific basis: the Covenant Guidebook has been developed in cooperation with the JRC and is based on the practical experience of a practitioners’ group Covenant methodological framework Guidebook available in the Covenant website library! Being flexible and adapted to the local realities: each signatory is free to use any tool that it considers appropriate for its own purposes Providing a common reporting framework ( the SEAP template)
Sustainable Energy Action Plan Integrated approach 9 Buildings, equipments & facilities Transport Industries (ETS excluded) Waste & waste water Local energy production Energy Demand Energy Supply
The Sustainable Energy Action Plan Where are you? Where do you want to go? How do you get there? Baseline Emission Inventory Analyse the current status in terms of energy use and associated CO 2 emissions. Baseline Emission Inventory Analyse the current status in terms of energy use and associated CO 2 emissions. Vision, Objectives, Target Agree on a vision, objectives and CO 2 emissions reduction target for 2020. Vision, Objectives, Target Agree on a vision, objectives and CO 2 emissions reduction target for 2020. Actions Define a set of comprehensive actions with estimated impacts. Actions Define a set of comprehensive actions with estimated impacts. 10
The SEAP and Monitoring Templates Standard reporting framework for Covenant Signatories; Summarises the key data of SEAPs and Monitoring Reports; Allows to analyse the data in a structured and systematic manner; Ensures the generation of aggregated statistics 1. 11 1 e.g. JRC report ‘The Covenant of Mayors in Figures 5-Year Assessment’ (2013); Covenant Indicators (2013).‘The Covenant of Mayors in Figures 5-Year Assessment’Covenant Indicators
Outcomes: Covenant Online Catalogues (1) 12 Visibility and transparency!
Financial support Horizon 2020 (calls EE, low carbon technologies, Smart Cities & Communities) ELENA - EIB Project Development Assistance (PDA) Structural Funds (ERDF, ESF - Eur. Social Fund, Cohesion Fund) Life+, INTERREG Civitas 2020 Capacity building and know how Technical assistance and development of investment plans, access to loans Funding for Investments 17
18 The CoMO.3 strategic orientations Need-driven approach: survey conducted to assess the main capacity building needs of the CoMmunity – to adapt the services offered according to the needs / expectations expressed. Country-based approach: country strategies drafted during the Inception phase – to embed the Covenant better in ongoing national and regional processes, and engage stronger with regional/local experts or national Covenant Clubs as needed.
19 The CoMO.3 strategic orientations More participative / multi-stakeholders approach: new groups targeted by CoMO, such as: academic community; citizens; LAREAs; independent experts (gathered in an “expert advisory group”); associated partners - to leverage on multi-stakeholder cooperation, collect and spread their knowledge / good practices, and support its dissemination through the CoM channels Synergies with related initiatives reinforced (Smart Cities, Horizon2020, Mayors Adapt, etc.)
20 New activities A consolidated SEAP reporting and monitoring framework – to ensure greater visibility, benchmarking and reward for the signatories’ actions Regular (country- or theme-specific) capacity building events: thematic workshops, webinars, virtual discussion groups (online forums) – to leverage the multi-stakeholder cooperation and tap into relevant existing knowledge, ensure cross-promotion and knowledge transfer 1 Working Group on financing – to foster exchanges about potential financing opportunities A Capacity Sharing Platform to come, incl. a Resource Repository, matchmaking mechanisms to peer SIGns etc.
22 Overall coordination of the office Promotion of the initiative (website, communication materials) Capacity-building activities (focus: financing) Liaison with Associated Partners Helpdesk operation | Liaison with signatories Capacity-building activities (focus: SEAP implementation) Development of the methodological framework Monitoring & benchmarking Liaison with media / journalists Organisation of the events with EU focus (ceremony, WS) Liaison with Covenant Supporters Liaison with relevant EU initiatives / organisations Liaison with Covenant Coordinators and LAREAs The Covenant of Mayors Office