UBC supports the Covenant of Mayors – 30 member cities have already joined!
With signing the agreement to become a supporting structure, UBC committed itself to encourage and support its member cities to join the Covenant of Mayors and implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans for a more sustainable future.
The European Union is leading the global fight against climate change, and has made it a top priority. Its ambitious targets are spelt out in the EU Climate Action and Energy Package, which commits Member States to curb their CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020. Signatories of the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) contribute to these policy objectives through a formal commitment to go beyond this target through the implementation of their Sustainable Energy Action Plan.
Since its launch in 2008, the initiative has grown to include more than 1 800 towns and cities. Together these signatories are working towards a cleaner and greener future for their citizens.
The Covenant of Mayors is supported by so-called supporting structures: networks of local and regional authorities that commit to improve the Covenants’ impact by promoting the initiative, liaising with their members, facilitating exchange of experience and defending common interest in the adequate fora. The UBC´s President Mr Per Bødker Andersen signed the agreement in June and the UBC Commission on Environment will take on the work with the CoM.