Illustration Signatories

The fight against climate change will be won or lost in urban areas. A vast majority of the European population lives and works in cities, consuming an estimated 80% of the energy used in the EU. Local administrations, as the closest government level to citizens are ideally placed to address climate issues in a comprehensive manner. More and more cities are thus deciding to take up the challenge, as shown by the growing number of Covenant of Mayors signatories.

Signatory cities vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris.

The commitments for Covenant Signatories are linked to the European Union’s Climate and energy policy framework. These include the European Union’s climate and energy package for 2020 for signatories who have joined between 2008 and 2015 and the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework as well as the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for signatories joining after 2015.

As of October 2015, Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and increasing resilience to climate change within the first two years of adhesion.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors can be found below.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Lluís Cerarols
Population: 899 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 8 September 2008
Status 3


Main contact: Josep Pujol
Position: Councillor

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of BarcelonaSpain228

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (Network of Cities and Towns towards Sustainibilty)Spain180


Energy saving project implementation in the school
Sector: Municipal buildings, equipment/facilities
Implementation timeframe: 2013 - 2015
Area of intervention: Behavioural changes
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Environmental department
CO2 reduction :
5.14 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
2800 €

Description: La implantació del projecte educatiu es va realitzar en dos anys, el primer els alumnes junt equip col·laborador extern van realitzar una auditoria energètica més l'aplicació petits canvi d'hàbits per part alumnat i professorat, i amb el que es va estalviar l'hivern següent es van plantar fins a 34 arbres al pati de l'escola. L'any següent amb tot lo après l'Escola va permetre adherir-se al programa Euronet 50/50 Max i es va constituir un Equip Energètic
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, National Funds & Programmes

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Benchmarks Date Language
Energy saving project implementation in the school 6 Nov 2015 ca
Canvi de làmpades de VSAP a LED 4 Nov 2015 ca
Bio mass boiler for heating and sanitary hot water in the cultural center, social center and old people center17 Jul 2015 ca
Last updated at: 16 December 2015
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